Chicago Park District Shares 3 Tips on Driving Efficiency

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The Chicago Park District has been on the leading edge when it comes to technology. Their best-in-class organization has received numerous awards and accolades over the years – everything from ‘best green practices’ to creating an ‘exceptional workplace’.We recently asked our friends at Chicago Park District to share with us some best practices they implemented around the industry-leading Recreation Management Solution, ACTIVE Net. Below are some secrets to their success:

  1. Clarify Data Goals – Prior to implementation of ACTIVE Net, know what “types” of answers are needed from data. This can help drive an efficient implementation of how to track that data. ACTIVE Net gives our organization a single, accessible source of data for facilities and their attributes.
  2. Consider Modifying Business Practices – Take advantage of the efficiencies that ACTIVE Net can offer. As a government agency, we realized that changing how we do certain things has improved our effectiveness and reduced confusion in the field.
  3. Understand Which Programs are Working – Use ACTIVE Net to make informed decisions. The system allows you to better understand which programs are working in terms of enrollments and gives you the ability to cancel classes that are under-performing, and expand classes that are at their capacities or that have wait-lists.

ACTIVE thanks Chicago Park District for sharing. We’ll post more of their insights in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back! Learn more about what ACTIVE Net can do for your local agency or organization.

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January 24, 2020
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