Category Archives: Innovation

Compliance vs change: How to shape your team culture

2020 has taught us that it’s even more important to have a strong team culture. Leaders are responsible for the organisation of team culture – but the culture is then defined by what happens when leaders are not looking. What you do, how you act as a leader, is what the culture becomes. Continue reading

La base de l’antiracisme, c’est l’adaptation

Soyons honnêtes. Le changement, personne n’aime ça.

Il devient plus en plus difficile de s’adapter aux changements au fur et à mesure qu’ils se présentent; surtout lorsqu’on affronte déjà quotidiennement une longue liste de problèmes à résoudre. Les politiques de bureau, le vacarme, les courriels, les appels Zoom… Continue reading

La base del antirracismo está en el cambio

Seamos sinceros. Los cambios son difíciles.

No es fácil concentrarse en los cambios, con tanto trabajo en marcha, tantos problemas que resolver en el día a día, las políticas de oficina, el ruido, los correos electrónicos, las llamadas por Zoom… Continue reading

Anti-racism is about the change you make

Let’s be honest. Change is hard!

It’s not easy to focus on change, with so much work going on – so many problems to solve just to keep the day-to-day going. So much office politics, noise, emails, Zoom calls… Continue reading

Do you know any women with too much on their plate?

Then send them over to the Change Foundry, which supports women working in humanitarian aid to make the impact they always dreamed of. Mia is a certified professional coach and supports women to get themselves out of the overwhelm, master their challenges and make a real impact. Continue reading

You and Your Productivity

Some of you out there may already follow Tim Ferriss or have read one of this books/blogs. A podcast we found interesting was his interview with Adam Grant (an organisational psychologist).

Some of the learnings we took away were:

Tip 1 – Be emotionally stronger and more proactive in receiving feedback Continue reading

Brains and Leadership – your Neural Parliament

Dr David Eagleman (brain scientist) said:

‘For people to be successfully creative they need to take in their inputs and mix it, blend and put out new things. But there is a sweet spot between the novel and the familiar to be successful. This applies from visual artists to scientists’ Continue reading

Compliance vs change: Skills missing in the aid sector

More than ever, the aid sector is under pressure to deliver. The sector has created a suite of training to ensure that people learn what must be done – proposal writing, grants, finance, monitoring and evaluation, project management and many more compliance-related trainings. As compliance and results measurements become more complex, our focus has turned increasingly towards these areas Continue reading

Compliance or change? We must start focusing more on change.

Over the past decade I’ve noticed a much bigger push towards ensuring compliance of internal procedures for donors and large organisations (INGO, UN and private agencies). More and more we spend time on reporting, data gathering and other documentation – for internal purposes. This is great for compliance experts – plenty of work there! Continue reading

Unpacking anti-racism – are you a routine manager or a change maker?

When it comes to making change that drives equity and anti-racism in the aid sector, you do not need to be in charge to make a ruckus.

Your world view and your story affects how you will take a stance on racism and create equity. Your world view influences you actions, beliefs and judgements on situations. Your story is the narrative you tell yourself about who you are and what you do. As described by Seth Godin in his blog ‘Worldviews and stories. Continue reading