LETS COOK TOGETHER
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What are the ways of achieving the best cooperation with other public
institutions Parliament, law enforcement
institutions, Universities, nongovernmental
organizations and other stakeholders?
How can the best effects of cooperation be
obtained? How are successful relationships
forged and maintained? How can the
optimal results be achieved when working
with other public institutions? How can we
reach synergy and why is it not always
While looking for the answers to these
questions, we identified several possible
problems of cooperation relevant to our
SAI. In order to ascertain whether the
identified problems are specific only to us
or whether they are applicable to the
majority of SAIs, we prepared and
circulated a questionnaire to all the
members of EUROSAI. More than half the
respondents completed the survey, which
asked respondents to identify the TOP 5
problems related to cooperation with the
mentioned public sector institutions.
As a result of our initiative and with the
help of your SAIs, the TOP 5 problems of
cooperation with our stakeholders have
been identified: a lack of motivation, an
absence of a clear strategy and direction, a
lack of feedback, a lack of time, and differing
areas of expertise. To solve these problems
and find the best ways of cooperation, we
need a team that is ready to look for synergy
in solving issues; this is known as the
Our team has taken an unconventional way
to tackling the identified problems: we have
decided to compile a recipe book based on
the survey results. It is not a traditional
approach to doing things in the public audit
community. Our decision was influenced by
a recent wave of recipe books and popular
cooking shows. We could not ignore the fact
that cooking books are among the best
sellers in Lithuania and abroad. This
collection of recipes is our endeavor to look
at things from an innovative perspective
and open the door to a new genre of audit
literature. The book is not finished yet: we
need to work together to finalize it.
I sincerely believe that this jointly written
book of recipes provides the possibility to
either choose existing models or to find new
combinations by mixing the flavors of the
given ingredients to create new recipes.
SPICY SOUP OF DIFFERENCES 8
COLD BEETROOT SOUP 11
DUMPLINGS STUFFED WITH CLEAR STRATEGY AND DIRECTION 12
CEPELINAI ZEPPELINS 15
APPROPRIATELY MARINATED TIME 16
CORRECTLY PICKLED CABBAGE 19
COCKTAIL OF MOTIVATION 20
KISSEL (FRUIT JUICE JELLY) 23
PIE OF GOOD FEEDBACK 24
APPLE CHEESE 27
GINGERBREAD BISCUITS LUCKY HORSESHOES 29
SKANAUS IN THE EUROSAI LANGUAGES 31
LIST OF CO-AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS 32
SPICY SOUP OF DIFFERENCES
Top problem Different expertise
50 g Empathic listening
25 g Accurate feedback
20 g Synergy
Other ingredients of your choice:
5 g Motivation
100 in total
1. In a bowl, beat a well-practiced Empathic listening, Sunergy and Accurate
feedback together until very thick.
2. Place them in a pan and bring slowly to the boil.
3. Cover the pan and cook gently until all the components become nice and
4. Take off the heat and add the Motivation. Season well and leave to infuse.
5. Transfer to individual soup bowls, then serve.
When we listen to someone, we face a critical choice. We can choose to defend our view and resist theirs. Or, we can learn to suspend our opinion and the certainty that lies behind it. To suspend is to see things with new eyes.
Third alternative finder
o Criteria of Success
o Prototypes PROTOTYPE 1 COUNTERTYPE 1
o PROTOTYPE 2 COUNTERTYPE 2
PROTOTYPE 3 COUNTERTYPE 3
o Third Alternative Based on criteria success and the prototypes and
countertypes above, what is the Third Alternative?
As this soup is open to variation, feel free to use your imagination when measuring amounts of
ingredients or replacing them with some other
components or garnish, as well as with your preferred
methods of preparation.
For Lithuanians, the cabbage
is a ROYAL VEGETABLE. It is
used to make salads, soups,
stews, rolls and other dishes,
which can be sampled in
many Lithuanian restaurants.
Kefir: a healthy drink
Kefir is one of the oldest fermented milk drinks
known to humanity. It has a positive effect on many
bodily functions, regulates and maintains the balance of microorganisms in the
intestines, and also strengthens the immune
COLD BEETROOT SOUP
You can get a taste of authentic Lithuanian cuisine by trying cold beetroot
The somewhat-shocking bright red colour of the cold beetroot soup comes
from NATURAL beet juice, and the indescribably refreshing taste comes
from the most importam component of this cold soup, KEFIR, which
nutrition specialists call one of the healthiest products in the world! Every
Lithuanian family makes this low-calorie soup according to their own
500 g kefir*
100 g boiled or marinated beets
2 fresh cucumbers
Several onion leaves
A pinch of fresh dili
Lithuanians sometimes replace kefir with soured milk, buttermilk or
cream thinned with mineral water. If kefir is not available where you live,
you can look for similar sourmilk products: the natural yogurts available
in Western Europe or the USA, Buttermilch in Germany, and in Russia,
Central or South Asia, and in south-eastern Europe, ryazhenka,
prostokvasha, kumis (kumiss, koumiss, kumys), ayran, laban, dahi, lassi,
doogh and so on are all excellent substitutes.
Make it yourself !
Finely chop the vegetables: cucumbers, beets (you can grate these), onion
leaves and dill. Mix together in a large bowl.
Pour the kefir over the vegetables, flavour with salt according to taste, mix
and leave to stand for several minutes (the longer the mixed vegetables
stand, the tastier the soup will be).
Pour the soup into bowls, cut the boiled egg into pieces and add to the
bowls. Serve with hot boiled potatoes flavoured with dill. Enjoy!
DUMPLINGS STUFFED WITH CLEAR STRATEGY AND DIRECTION
Top problem Absence of a clear strategy and direction
15 g Mission
25 g Strategy
10 g Job to be done
10 g Strategic link
Other ingredients of your choice:
10 g Knowledge and understanding
15 g Common interest
15 g Internal and external communication and
100 in total
1. Take the locally grown based on mission and strategy and trim off any
2. Melt the best selected Knowledge and understanding in a large frying pan and
brown it well. Remove from the pan.
3. To make a stuffing, mix the selected Common interest with a well cleaned
Strategic link .Put the combination to a saucepan and heat, whisking continuously
until it thickens and is ready to be stuffed to the Job to be done.
4. Cook the dumplings for a few minutes until soft.
5. Scatter over with external communication and citizenship or any other
seasonings or spices.
6. Present the dish to all the team.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
JOB TO BE DONE What is the specific job your customers (internal or external) are hiring you to do?
JOB TO BE DONE ANALYZER
Answer the following questions to determine jour job to be done
Who are your teams most
(internal or external)?
What are your customerss
most important goals?
What specific job are your
customers hiring your team
STRATEGIC LINK How des your team connect with the organizations mission and strategy?
STRATEGIC LINK ANALYZER
Answer the following questions to determine jour teams strategic link to the organization
What is your organizations
mission and strategy?
What is your bosss most
How does your team directly
support the two preceding
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