Commitment to Outcomes
- We are willing to take responsibility for tasks and achieving specified outcomes. We are committed to staying involved until the tasks are completed.
After nearly a year in the making, the Fresno Community Scorecard, with over 150 indicators, is being prepared for formal community launch. If we are to commit to following these metrics, and working together as a community to effect a positive change upon them, then a discussion about commitment is timely. Thinking together and acting together is not a ‘sprint’ activity…it requires having a ‘marathon’ mindset. The challenges our community faces, and therefore the work that is undertaken to address them, is often generational and the value of perseverance cannot be overstated.
Let’s also be sure to distinguish between quantitative and qualitative measures. Clearly an external measurable indicator is an important evidence of change, but until there is an internal, qualitative shift, it may not be sustained. When we commit to outcomes as a community, we commit to making long term progress.
(insights provided by Scott Rhodes/Wells Fargo)