Comision Estatal de Aguas de Queretaro (water systems in Mexico): Living Labs

Comision Estatal de Aguas de Queretaro with Conrado Garcia Madrid

The Comision Estatal de Aguas de Queretaro project in 2006, with follow up in 2016, worked with the governmental agency leaders and some of their stakeholders to shift their strategy.  This project involved coordination with a simultaneous reengineering project, and culminated in a table of direct action plans for each area within the commission, using a results-based management approach to measurement and action planning.

Initial Project Description
In this 17-minute exploration, Conrado provides an overview of this strategic process, initial insights, key experiences or shifts in the participants, and innovations in working with other a reengineering processes and in grounding the strategic systems insights into action plans for a results-based management approach.

Video (or audio-only version)

ISC Live Lab Co-investment and Return on Co-investment

Context.  In 2006, we had founded the Institute for Strategic Clarity three years earlier, developing our understanding of the sustained use of strategic systems frameworks in long-term relationships.

Co-investment.  In this 10-year relationship with the water authority of Leon (Mexico), we  co-invested our intellectual property of strategic systems thinking and system dynamics simulation, and our social capital of the many other leaders in Mexico working with our approach.

Return on Co-investment.  The return on this co-investment came in the refinement of our understanding of the utility of strategic systems tools over multiple iterations of the strategic process and the engagement of increasing circles of community leadership as the long-term, strategic systems initiative evolved.

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