How to Build Organizational Capacity

Organizational capacity and performance is at the forefront of quality work and continued organizational success.  As the needs of our society change, organizations must adjust to their new environment, which affects the mission and goals of organizations.  The rapid changes in our society now calls for organizations to adjust their structures to a more formal…

Sustaining Innovation

Light (1998), “building an innovative organization involves more than just lowering barriers and debunking myths.  The absence of obstacles and myths is not the presence of innovation but the possibility” (pg. 244).  The purpose of innovation is to address the challenges and changes that organizations are facing. In facing change, organizations need to be proactive in planning and redefining the mission and purpose of the organization.  Light (1998),…

The hype about inspiring others…

Whether you mange people or not, you know how important it is to motivate and inspire others.  Leadership is the new aged tool that helps us inspire and motivate.  Leadership: the process used to influence others, generate outcomes, behaviors, traits, persuasion, and relational tool (Wren, 1995). So, what is the catalyst to understanding leadership and…

Why does unethical behavior occur?

Why does unethical behavior occur? Within each organizational structure there are set expectations of behaviors and standards that employees adhere to.  Whether, government, not-for-profit, or private sector there are established codes of conduct that help guide conducts and minimize unwarranted unethical behaviors.  However, we do know that this does not guarantee how employees will behave.  Within…

Embracing Diversity!

Embracing Diversity! “Prejudice in any form, racial or social, is destructive and costly to society. Today, social prejudice is accepted by society and few realize its destructive force. It kills motivation and increases overhead cost in business.” Robert L. Webb Embracing diversity and understanding it, is one of the great mysteries in our growing society.…