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  • 1. City of Bothell Business Program
  • 2. Overview
  • 3. Sustainability
    • “ Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
            • S ource: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • 4. Aims
    • Investing in environmental projects
    • Work with businesses, community & UWB
      • Improve the place we live in
      • Benefit our community socially and economically
  • 5. Benefits
    • Aiding the City of Bothell:
      • Give direction and clarity to project selection
      • Allocation of scarce resources
      • Aligned with the City’s sustainability mission
        • Economic
          • Increase business involvement
        • Social
          • Create a sense of unity
        • Environmental
          • Reducing human impact
  • 6. Sustainability Goals
    • Create an economically vibrant community
      • Local leader in environmentally friendly practices
      • Encourage schools, city governments, business to promote sustainability
        • Student projects/community service
        • Quarterly college projects
  • 7. Organization & Strategy
    • Culture
    • Cross-functional Teams
    • Vision
  • 8.  
  • 9. Culture
    • Create a culture built around sustainability
    • Culture should inspire and motivate employee
      • Top management commitment
      • Reward for participation and innovation
    • Sustainability does not have to be all or nothing
  • 10.  
  • 11. Cross-functional Teams
    • City of Bothell currently uses a traditional departmental organizational structure
    • Sustainability is a city vision, not just a departmental objective
      • Opportunity :
        • Facilitate the collaboration needed for sustainability projects
    • Recommendation :
      • Create cross-functional teams to work on projects
  • 12. Cross-functional Teams
    • Effective mechanism to achieve commitment
            • Commitment creates ownership!
    • Create synergy between employees:
      • Often, employees working in different departments are not aware of other departments' needs.
  • 13. Cross-functional Teams
    • Promote employee awareness and understanding
    • Helps identify opportunities and solutions
    • Sustainable community can only be achieved comprehensively
      • Must include organizational-wide support
      • Address sustainable practices from a multi-departmental perspective
  • 14.  
  • 15. Vision
    • Vision statements:
      • Gives employees direction
      • Should be generated by employees utilizing cross-functional teams
      • Create buy-in from employees
      • Internal vision leads to motivation  results
  • 16. Sample Vision Statement
    • “ The City of Bothell will actively engage and provide leadership to the community in order to build a sustainable lifestyle for generations to come”
  • 17. Sample Vision Statement “ We will help build a sustainable community through a commitment to best practice, innovation, co-operation and education for current and future generations”
  • 18. Aggregate Project Planning
    • Definition:
      • Systematic approach to managing a set and mix of projects and scarce resources over time
    • THE KEY:
      • Properly define project types and classify current projects
  • 19. Aggregate Project Planning
    • Three basic types of projects:
      • Derivative
      • Platform
      • Breakthrough
  • 20.  
  • 21. Process Tool
    • Determining factors
      • Cost
      • Schedule
      • Performance
      • Sustainability
  • 22. Next Step Recommendations
    • Use Cross-functional teams to apply the APP Process
    • Mayor blog designed by UWB students
        • Allows city employees to network
      • Help facilitate cultural change within the City of Bothell
    • Continue working with UWB
  • 23. Future Projects
    • UWB Student Groups
      • Business Development Center
      • Small Research Projects
      • Center for Student Entrepreneurship
    • Collaboration on long-term development strategy using APP Process
    • Quarterly “town-meetings” at UWB
      • Discuss current & future projects
      • Recruit volunteers/class credit program
  • 24. Thank you all very much for coming!