Managing By Data
“If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” – Albert Einstein
As organization leaders, we are sometimes quick to build new programs and resources to meet a new challenge. And, too often, we fail to get the results we want. Managing by Data is about designing the right solutions by diagnosing the “real” challenge or problem. The smart use of data can uncover the root of the challenges and grow what you do well.
Public Catalyst's experienced team can work with you to design a plan to tackle one challenge or goal or to build your organization's capacity to make Managing by Data a part of your daily work and culture.
Repairing a public system is like building a house: It begins with a foundation.
We understand the pressure facing public leaders who must achieve wide scale reform of systems struggling to best serve children and families. We can help you carve out a path forward to improve your system, bringing together divergent viewpoints and identifying common ground. With successful experience in leading child welfare reform, our team knows how to guide decision-makers in creating equitable agreements that support viable solutions. For agencies implementing court-ordered reform, our team also provides objective monitoring, understanding first-hand what it takes to achieve positive outcomes and enduring change.
We believe positive change is possible everywhere.
Too many efforts to improve and reform child serving systems come apart at the implementation phase. You know the situation; strategic plans lay on the shelf overshadowed by the crisis of the day. Perhaps your action plan lacks full buy-in, is not focused, or tries to achieve too much, too soon. Our team can help you develop and implement practical plans to achieve quick wins and long-term gains, maximizing available resources.