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3 of 3. Organizational Culture, burnout...

3 of 3.  Organizational Culture, burnout, and performance metrics –  Some Nitty Gritty to Implement Rich Goals and Culture

In part three of this series, we discuss details of the strategic planning for and implementation of this multi-faceted, goal-oriented culture.  Employees in all sectors, but especially the societal improvement space are often overwhelmed by large goals. They are under-resourced and are burning out. In this three-part blog series, we are discussing the issues and […]

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2 of 3. Organizational Culture, burnout...

2 of 3.  Organizational Culture, burnout, and performance metrics – Creating a More Long-Term Effective Culture

In part two of this series, we discuss shifting to a culture which is goal-oriented, long-term focused, and work-life-balanced. Employees in all sectors, but especially the societal improvement space are often overwhelmed by large goals. They are under-resourced and are burning out. In this three-part blog series, we discuss the issues and how to begin […]

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1 of 3. Organizational culture, burnout ...

1 of 3. Organizational culture, burnout and performance metrics – What is Happening?

I was having dinner with a friend the other day and he spoke about  loving his organization but that the frenetic pace, tactical focus, heavy workload and lack of recognition were pushing him to burnout.  We spoke about the leaders’ management styles, inter-personal dynamics among staff, important vs urgent deadlines, strategic vision of the organization, […]

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Finding the Creative Flow

Finding the Creative Flow

If you’re in this world, you are undeniably navigating or prepping for change, and that takes creativity.  We are in the era of globalization, big data, and converging technologies  (have you seen Shift Happens?) .  So, if you’re managing your career, and/or your family, or a program or product, or a company, congratulations, you’re channeling […]

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Considering Small Businesses and (Women’

Considering Small Businesses and (Women’s) Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment through starting small businesses, sometimes referred to MSMEs, is one of the big trends in international development and community development work, and there are many interesting discussions in the social entrepreneurship, or triple-bottom-line-thinking movement (people, planet, profit) which combines business growth and social goals. Community development projects focused on economic empowerment and […]

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