Phelps 2020 Municipal Trend Check
Here are the top 3 trends that should be influencing your decision on who to work with when choosing your next human capital partner. Whether you are embarking on a search, seeking new ways to harness change management strategies or identifying and working with emerging talent, we have deep expertise to ensure your goals are not just met, but exceeded.
Trend #1 Municipalities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate efficient resource allocation while continuing to meet the evolving needs of their communities
Human Resource Implication: Municipal leaders are required to diversify economies, moving away from single sector reliance while maintaining continued accountability to the communities they serve.
Trend #2 Taking the municipal sector by storm, traditional approaches are being displaced by creative and innovative experiments and techniques.
Human Resources Implication: Leaders need to embrace new technologies and iterative, agile approaches to change, not least in digital transformation where success can depend on the courage to experiment, fail fast, and adjust in order to keep a project moving forward.
Trend #3 Leadership can no longer rely on past practices to new problems and the search for solutions.
Human Resource Implication: In the age of disruption, the new economy, changes in fiscal environment and extreme weather incidents, leaders are rethinking their approach to fiscal planning, economic development and taking practice measures to manage the impact of climate change.