Every power wheel is different and needs to be constructed independently. It takes time for the preparer of the power wheel to understand all the relationships and be able to map them. It is not an inconsequential effort to meet with and build relationships with every organization on one’s power wheel. Building a power wheel in a crisis is too late. When conflicts or a crisis occurs, directors with well-maintained power wheels will know immediately who to turn to. A wheel can also assure that no organization has been left “out of the loop.” Power wheels are not static- they need continual refreshing. Organizations change—their leadership changes. A change in political administration triggers a need to refresh the power wheel.