By summer 2016, Washington County Library was in trouble. Our strategic plan had been approved by the County Board in February and we had made little progress toward our goals. We hired a consultant to help and he made a suggestion that no one believed could work. He suggested we create teams around our strategic plan goals and make it mandatory that every single one of the almost 100 library employees be on a team. This is how our 11 initiative teams were formed. We are now two years in to utilizing teams of employees at all levels to implement our strategic plan and ready to share what we have learned. This presentation will include information on the opportunities and challenges Washington County Library encountered by using this method to implement its strategic plan, along with a comparison of data from the employee engagement survey taken before and after each employee was placed on an initiative team.