Thursday, July 3, 2014

Zoiks! Change with Strings

Hey first thanks for coming back to read this stuff.  I have been on a self imposed hiatus and I want to get back to providing the useless drivel that I normally share with witty observations thrown in to keep you off guard.

Let me share my stumble into the 21st century.  Our county is not without its share of supporting cast members.  Generally they are supportive but distant.  That recently changed.  Our county government is spending a large amount of money on emergency services and it has not gone unnoticed.

We have a new multi-county communication center under construction.  The county stood the first year cost of the I Am Responding System to help volunteers track availability and response to calls.  A partnership has been developed between the county, community health, and Fire/EMS to address recruitment and retention issues now and in the future.

It appears to me that the Commissioners have realized the inadequacies of our present system and are doing everything in their power to help us get to the next step...whatever that is.  Now how do we respond?

This new focus, rather than the laissez faire attitude of the past will challenge us to look at both who we are and how we do things.  I'm not sure that it will be well received as it is foisted on us but if we look at the opportunities it opens for us how can we not be excited about the potential?

What is your reaction to new things at work, home, or in your community?
Are you an early adopter, early or late majority, or a laggard?
How can we push our groups to become innovators instead of adopters?
Can we identify positive needed change?
And "what about Naomi?"