- 5 January 2021
- Posted by: andrzej.sztando
- Category: Construction, evaluation and implementation of local & regional development strategies
“When, just before the pandemic, on the Radio 90.6 FM News in South Africa, I was asked about the best strategies for developing cities and countries, I talked a lot about the challenges of the future, such as digitalisation, green transformation, industry 4.0, etc. I did not even mention pandemics Well, It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future (Niels Bohr). However, there is one thing I am sure about strategies. If you know what your values are, you will adopt the right strategy in any future. I wish this knowledge to each and everyone in the new year! And for the last year, I would like to thank everyone with whom it connected me professionally and privately “.
I posted the above post on my Facebook profile, and someone commented on it with the following statement:
– “People associate strategies with soulless technocratic management, and the professor associates them with values”.
I answered him:
– “In strategic governance, the most important question is where you are going and where / who you want to be. Without knowing what really matters to us, it cannot be answered. The question of how to get there, about a plan, is only in second place. It’s like the difference between being able to drive a car and knowing where is worth going with this car. “