About the program
King County, Washington was determined to make a change. How could they move to expand from traditional government values of risk-aversion, control, and efficency to their stated values of trust, sustainability, and equity? Together with CPI, they embarked on a learning and listening journey to determine how to do just that
18 employees from across King County worked together to put their stated values into action
94% of participating King County employees would reccomend this program to their peers
94% of participating King County employees learned new skills
"[CPI's Reimagining Public Value] begins to outline practical approaches we, and other local governments, can take to operationalize our core values in all our actions, large and small."
“Before [participating in CPI's Reimagining Public Value] it felt taboo for workers to go into management’s office and talk to them - now it’s happening more. You get them talking and you realize it’s not that scary - and you get to know that personal side of people.”
“My viewpoints regarding management and their roles changed in many ways. [CPI's Reimagining Public Value] brought me to consider a wider variety of options. I’m open to hearing other opinions and learning to build trust with everybody, whether line staff or management.”