Today was the last day of a 5-day leadership training at JoCo. It was interesting. The subject matter was the normal sort of leadership and organizational change stuff as you would expect. But, it actually feels like JoCo takes this stuff seriously and actually means to use these approaches. It might not be just the flavor of the month. It was interesting to learn, for example, that over the last 5 years, they've had about 2500 employees go through 3 or 5 day training sessions. From talking to people in other departments, some of the ideas are getting traction in their departments.
The difference in organizational cultures between JoCo and Lawrence is stunning.