My local community has requested feedback from the public:
"In preparation for the upcoming recruitment and selection process, the Mayor and Common Council are asking for input from residents, city staff, and community and business leaders regarding the traits, characteristics, and skills they feel are most important in selecting the next City Administrator."
I have to be careful not to mock them for this effort, but I truly don't understand how a survey like this can produce meaningful guidance to the committee. How does one place relative ranks on calmness, integrity, optimism, flexibility etc. And frankly, "practices active listening" sounds like a checkbox on a fifth-grade report card.
I think it's wonderful that they seek guidance from the community, but I honestly can't see how something like this survey can be helpful. Very likely my background doesn't provide relevant experience in personnel management.