Open Session: Managing Social Impact Organizations
Please note that this 90-minute open session is part of a 2.5-day course. To learn more about the course and register: https://amaniinstitute.org/course/managing-social-impact-organizations/
Social impact leaders tend to focus on the external strategy—what to do—to create a better world. Yet the internal systems—how work happens—enables the team to pursue social impact. As innovation guru Clayton Christensen has written, “Management is perhaps the most noble of professions if it is practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team.”
And yet, many outdated organizational structures get in the way of employee empowerment and effectiveness. Silos, power dynamics, and bureaucracy impede collaboration and creativity. In this course, you will experience new approaches to managing people and organizations. We will explore how learning and evolution improve performance and organizational health. You will learn about organizational design, team collaboration, financial management, culture, and negotiation.