Alignment: Building plans, evaluation frameworks and governance structures and processes that support inter-agency collaboration, service to diverse stakeholders, and effective, mission-aligned use of resources
Adaptation: Creating big-picture frameworks and goals to provide orientation and cohesion, while remaining flexible and ready to shift roles, resources and activities to accommodate evolving needs and priorities
Cohesion: Finding the right shared goals and creating the relationships and tools to support collaboration
We live in a complex world, and our ability to articulate shared goals and values while remaining adaptable and coordinated through collaborative efforts will keep us balanced and effective.
I bring with me everything I learned in 2017, ready to step into 2018 with renewed enthusiasm and a comfort with the unknown, because the newest tools we have are those that allow us to work together to deal with evolving challenges.