While the core business across all regional sports trusts is relatively similar, in the past there has been a disconnect between strategic objectives and what each individual does on a day-to-day basis. The challenge was to create a stronger connection between a staff member in the field and the wider aims of the organisation.
With StrategyBlocks, Sport Canterbury has been able to create a centralized reporting mechanism that captures information from a variety of sources, feeding it into the overall vision, strategies and pillars. Now, staff at all levels of the organization feel like they’re genuinely connected and making a difference.
It’s not just in relation to the immediate objectives where Sport Canterbury is experiencing the benefits of StrategyBlocks, however. As the trust moves towards a more qualitative system of sport, the plan is to create systemic, sustainable change. That’s not something that happens overnight.
For projects potentially in development for a number of years, the software works over the length of the strategic plan itself, rather than following an annual business plan. It’s then possible to integrate quantitative data such as participation numbers, and connect case studies and evaluation reports to tell a wider story than simple numbers could.