More than almost anything else, change leadership and management are crucial components of senior NGO leadership in the ever-changing context of NGOs. Unfortunately, organizational change processes have a high risk of failure, and NGOs have seen their share of disappointment. We have the experience and knowledge to help you manage change and thrive in a challenging context, whether your NGO is in need of change in terms of strategy, structure, systems, and processes, or culture.
Culture assessment and culture management skills are essential NGO leadership skills
The organizational culture of NGOs is reflected in the set of shared, daily, habit and behavior of staff that is directly or indirectly, promoted and rewarded by the organization. These behaviors are based on, often subconscious and covert belief systems and norms, about ‘what works’ in the organization. We can help you use practical, operational ways of assessing whether your culture is still aligned with your strategy and how to affect any changes that may be needed.
When a governance arrangement no longer is fit for purpose
A major INGO’s governance mechanisms, which had been game changing for the sector some 10 years ago, showed signs of no longer being fit for purpose given the changed external environment. The governance arrangement did not provide for enough agility, among others, and did not always lead to quality and timely decision making.
Updating how NGOs credential their chapters and members
Save The Children needed a change story
Save the Children International was well into implementing a transformational change initiative. Yet, its new incoming leaders had insufficient sense of history or context for why their change was important. The organization needed a ‘change story’ as well as analysis of how Save the Children had gotten this far, to support new staff induction.