The overall aim of StrategyNZ is to contribute to a discussion on how to improve strategic decision-making, strategy stewardship and implementation in both the private and the public sector. To learn about the history and methodology of this project, see here.

Work programme for 2018

The work programme for the StrategyNZ project is still in revision but includes the following:

  1. The publication of the 2016 and 2017 GDS Index Update. For more information on the Index, please visit the official website here.
  2. The publication of Report 15 — Strengthening Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service. Learn more about the upcoming report here.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact the McGuinness Institute at strategynz@mcguinnessinstitute.org

Recent workshop

April 2018: Ministry of Social Development StrategyNZ workshop
The Institute ran a two-hour workshop on devising ‘good’ strategy documents for a group of Ministry of Social Development (MSD) employees working in the performance and strategy team. The discussion was facilitated with exercises, which can be downloaded here, and included examples from The GDS Index. Read the full blog about the event here.

About the three policy projects
We developed the three interlinking policy projects as a result of our observation that foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight; hence ForesightNZ, StrategyNZ and ReportingNZ. Underlying each of the policy projects is a set of tools and frameworks that shape and drive public policy. Each of the policy projects must align if we want New Zealand to develop durable, robust and forward-looking public policy going forward. The reason for separating ‘policy projects’ from ‘research projects’ is to emphasise that these three sets of tools and frameworks are ongoing and are different from significant issues facing New Zealand. For a full explanation, see the About page on the McGuinness Institute website, found here.