Where Does It Hurt? Health and Disharmony in Organizational Ecosystems
Organizational development consultant Ora Grodsky draws on decades of working with social change organizations and years of experience as an acupuncturist to develop a framework for understanding organizations as living ecosystems within which the flow of energy can promote healthy operations or provoke disharmony. This provides a powerful metaphor for diagnosing and addressing organizational challenges, as well as creating and maintaining organizational health.
This short ebook is designed as a hands-on practical guide for organizational leaders, social entrepreneurs and consultants.
Strategic (And Successful!) Planning
Strategic planning results in an exciting, energized, successful organization when everybody involved is aligned about what they're doing, why they’re doing it and how they’re going to do it. Identifying a clear purpose, a shared vision and compelling goals and objectives can powerfully propel an organization forward while providing essential guidance for daily operations and future decision-making. This framework can assist you in designing planning processes that lead to creative, dynamic, and useful plans.
Retreats are powerful when they bring the right people together at the right time for the right reasons with the right process. Retreats allow us to step away from our daily responsibilities and see each other, our assumptions and our work with a wider lens and a different perspective. Retreats can enable us to access different parts of our hearts and minds, create new curiosity, generate momentum and good will, and move our work forward in powerful ways.
What makes a retreat worth the considerable time, energy and expense it demands? This guide can help you to create vibrant and dynamic retreats that have positive organizational reverberations long after participants return to their daily routines.