"Our full staff, to include MACCI, Chamber Foundation, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau, participated in a HATS session. The exercises we went through were extremely helpful in having our employees identify areas where they could better share responsibilities, streamline tasks, and utilize the strengths that each employee brings to the organization. It was well worth our investment in time and financial resources."
Barb Fleisner, Executive Director
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MACCI)
"Nationwide, non-profits are reassessing their programs and workloads to better utilize and compete for funding sources and donor contributions. With a variety of new services we acquired over the last year, we needed a way to get a snapshot of each employee’s workload to identify duplications, redistribute tasks where necessary and prioritize them to create alignment with our organization’s short- and long-term objectives. The HATS activity gave us a clear visual and led us to some deeper conversations about our mission and strategic goals. As the leader, I took copious notes on what my employees’ stated as their day-to-day tasks, and looked for places where we could implement time-saving elements so they could focus their energies on the most important objectives. HATS helped me, and my staff, establish our vision and to see the bigger picture much more clearly."
Sue Wilcox, Executive Director
United Way of Portage County, Stevens Point, Wisconsin