A modern city like Sydney faces many challenges and its successful planning and management involves dealing with multiple stakeholders – ultimately every resident. This case study looks at the role and importance of collaboration as a means for organizations to accomplish strategic objectives.
Alan Cadogan, the Strategy Director for the City of Sydney, speaks about the development of Sustainable Sydney 2030, the city’s overarching vision for the years to come.
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Alan speaks about how he became a strategist and provides an interesting metaphor for why organisations need strategies.
Defining Sydney’s vision for the future included a process of intense consultation with the people of Sydney.
A city like Sydney is a challenging entity to organise. Many activities are different to those that business organisations deal with.
The consultation never stops. Strategy is an ongoing practice that takes into account changes that occur in the environment.
Collaboration is hard to manage but more effective in the long-term. Building trustful personal relationships is the key to success.