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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Monday, May 1, 2006

The State of Our Nation

I was musing about the current political climate the other day and realized something.   Our nation has no direction.   Everyone has a different agenda of what they want government to be, and we ended up with this fractured mess we call the USA.   Does government have a mission statement?  Who participated in formulating this statement?   I know we have a core value statement-  the Declaration of Independence.   We have operating procedures-  The Constitution.  

What are the expectations of government?  One of our core values is that the government is of the people.  What do the people want?  Have the people been included in strategic planning?

I wonder if government needs to be treated more like business. Who are the customers?  What are the customers needs?   What can we provide the customers?

Where is the customer service?   Where is the direction and focus?

Is government as it is currently functioning under this administration (Board of Directors and CEO) sustainable?   It is operating at a loss and has been doing so for years.   Customer Satisfaction is at an all time low.   Needs are not being met.