The purpose of the Management
Team is to implement the policies, rules, and guidelines promulgated for the
agency by the authorizing entities with which the agency is associated. Beyond
this, the Management Team is dedicated to assuring the agency’s internal eco
system functions successfully. These two purposes combine to assure the agency
and its staff are continuously mission focused and outcome seeking. Only to the
extent agency clients more successfully cope with the needs, problems, and
vulnerabilities for which they access services can the Management Team be
judged to be successful.
It is not the primary task of
either the Management Team or its members to manage people. Rather, they are
charged with successful management of the agency’s internal eco system. Team
members are expected to bring a high level of personal and professional skill
to the complex task of maintaining the system’s functioning at a peak level
consistent with achieving the agency mission. Team members adhere to the
guiding principles and adopt the priorities of cooperation, loyalty, caring,
sharing, respect, trust, and integrity as a personal code. Additionally, they
fair well when assessed using the twenty assessment questions presented above.
If all Management Team members meet these criteria, the likelihood of Team
success is good and that of agency excellence is high.