Corporate Strategy 2018 - 2023 (Including our Well-being Objectives)
The 2018-2023 Strategy sets out the direction for us over the next five years, incorporating our improvement and well-being objectives as defined by legislation. It also includes the Executive Board’s key projects and programmes for the next five years, a set of almost 100 priority projects and areas in the ‘Moving Forward in Carmarthenshire’ plan.
The strategy outlines our vision for the future in 15 well-being objectives under four key themes – to support residents to start well, live well and age well in a healthy, safe and prosperous environment.
All actions and targets in the plan are monitored throughout the year via PIMS Dashboards and reported on every quarter.
Well-being Future Generations Act
The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) is a law which is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
It means that we must do our work in a sustainable way, and think about the impact our work can have for people living in Wales, now and in the future. We must work with other public bodies in Wales to:
- work together better
- involve people reflecting the diversity of our communities
- look to the long term as well as focusing on now
- take action to try and stop problems getting worse - or even stop them happening in the first place.
The Act requires public bodies to implement five key ways of working in its future decision making: looking to the long-term; taking an integrated approach; involving a diversity of the population; working with others in a collaborative way; and understanding the root causes of issues to prevent them from occurring.
We want to provide excellent services. In order to do this we set ourselves goals and targets, and we monitor how we are performing against them. By doing this we can see what we're doing right and what we're not, which in turn enables us to improve services.
We report our key performance information every quarter to CMT, our Executive Board and every six months to our Scrutiny committees, who use this performance information to help monitor the level of service we provide and make decisions accordingly.
What can I expect from my appraisal?
- It is an opportunity to have a two-way individual conversation with your manager to discuss your job; it helps clarify your personal objectives and expectations from your role.
- It is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and how best they can be resolved. It will help identify what support is needed in order to enable you to do your job well, and asks the question - what could we do differently to improve the service?
- A successful appraisal discussion will help improve performance (individual, team or Council) and your own personal development.
Why do we need Business Plans?
Business Plans are an essential component of the planning framework. They help translate strategic objectives, to service objectives, to individual staff targets. - enabling teams to get on with delivering it.
They provide an open and transparent way of showing managers, staff and Councillors what is to be achieved and the plan to do it. They show how resources will be used to achieve objectives and the service improvements expected. They help involve staff in developing the service. Allowing contributions from everyone to improve performance – ensuring goals and targets are realistic. They show what we get for what we spend.
A copy of your Business Plan is available from your Line Manager.
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