Tag Archives: Aid Work

Why creative ideas may be rejected by change makers

If you work like us, you may have many ideas about improvements to projects/processes on the edge of the box. You might bend, break or blend other ideas. Or you could come up with amazing outside the box thinking.                                          

However, often we get knocked back by clients or other change makers,  and sometimes get frustrated.

Why can’t they see what I see? Continue reading

Lessons from facilitating remote team implementation

I currently lead several new projects in South Sudan and Somalia for a client. New teams, new projects, new dynamics, new client needs, new stories, new biases, new worldviews. Here’s some lessons from the last couple of weeks. Continue reading

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

How (and why) to compensate people of colour for their emotional labour

There’s been a lot of conversations about anti-racism recently, between individuals, in organisations, in the media, on the street. We ourselves have talked to a lot of people – of all colours – as we love to connect and support. But we’ve noticed something that perhaps needs more light. 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

Our new six-session package Anti-racism Unpacked offers a safe, confidential space to help individuals become change makers in anti-racism

Anti-racism in development and aid is a huge topic. And at Aid Works we always want to discuss how to make ‘aid’ work better. We want to help you with your change process. We don’t have your answers, we want to help you come to your own answers. Get in touch. Find out more here.

Aid Works has created a generic 1-page coronavirus (COVID-19) information poster containing instructions on how to adapt it for your organisation and context

Featuring 5 easy-to-follow guidelines to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19, you can use the poster to support your organisation’s coronavirus health messaging. The text is short and can be easily translated into different languages. The text highlighted yellow indicates the information or image that needs to be inserted into the poster. There is a Powerpoint version and an InDesign version. Please contact info@aidworks.org.uk for a copy of the InDesign version. Please share widely!