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The Most Effective Way to Remind Staff of the Importance of Their Work

  • Date Submitted: 06/09/2011 03:18 AM
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After defining culture and showing how it can be important to foundations, the next issue to explore is how leadership creates a strong organizational culture that meets the needs of the organization and its employees. Management theorists offer a number of ways that leaders can create and manage effective organizational cultures, and they often agree that it is a primary responsibility of leaders to pay attention to their cultures. 
    • Creating the Vision
    • Creating a Sense of Urgency
    • Vision and Values
    • Avoiding Elitism
In summary, the most effective way to remind staff of the importance of their work is to create a culture within the foundation that points to the foundation’s successes and includes every employee in the celebration of these successes.  Even though foundations are committed to lofty goals and the furtherance of the greater good, foundation leadership must not be remiss in ensuring that all staff members know that their actions play a part in key successes. 
Role of a leader as a change agent?
Change processes and change projects have become major milestones in many organizations’ history. Due to the dynamics in the external environment, many organizations find themselves in nearly continuous change. The scope reaches from smaller change projects in particular sub business units up to corporation-wide transformation processes.
Unfortunately, not every change process leads to the expected results. There are multiple reasons for potential failure: Typical barriers to change are unexpected changes in the external conditions, a lack of commitment in implementation, resistance of people involved, or a lack of resources. The implications of failed change projects go beyond missed objectives. More important is the negative symbolism and the de-motivation of people involved. People within the change team may become dissatisfied with their own performance or with the lack of support they received. In the result, some of them...

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