Town of Vail with Hal Rabbino
The project with the Town of Vail covered the first two weeks of December 1998, exploring how this very successful global-destination ski resort could meet the needs of its visitors and its residents simultaneously. Using the emerging Strategic Clarity process, we engaged the leadership of the Town of Vail in a strategic systems process.
Initial Project Description
ISC Live Lab Co-investment and Return on Co-investment
Context. In 1998, we were refining our understanding of strategic systems mapping and developing the synthetic analysis method for identifying systemic leverage points.
Co-investment. In this fieldwork in the mountains of Colorado, we co-invested our intellectual property of strategic systems thinking and system dynamics simulation.
Return on Co-investment. The return on this co-investment was confirming the efficiency of our strategic systems process for unifying a diverse group of stakeholders around a common goal, a complex set of strategic dynamics, and the identification of a set of agreed-upon leverage points.