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A value proposition is the amount you are willing to pay for a certain level of quality. Take McDonalds for instance. The value proposition is to pay a low price for acceptable quality.
If you get it, that’s a good value. (Except for the French fries, which are a great value!) The current value proposition in child welfare is similar. We pay staff modest amounts and they meet basic requirements such as investigating reports in 24 hours and getting kids to court every three months.
If that’s all we want, it’s a good value. But it’s the wrong value proposition.
We want high quality outcomes for children and will have to pay a realistic price to get them.
That will cost more, but the results will be worth it. (Next week, the value proposition to the state legislature).