Welcome to 2016! If you are like me, you’ve started the new year with a whole host of good intentions. This is the time of year to look up and out, and to start fresh. In addition to setting personal resolutions, consider setting some new year’s resolutions for your organization. What are your organization’s goals and aspirations? What do you want to achieve this year? And what is important for you to achieve over the next several years?
As with your personal resolutions, you may have some nagging issues that you want to address akin to “get more exercise.” In the case of your organization, it might be something like identify a new funding source or professionalize your human resource systems or develop a new strategic plan.
Before you jump to make an organization resolution to fix a problem that is top of mind, take a few minutes to do a scan of your whole organization. Any of us can fall victim to blind spots, and well-worn paths, so it is important to step back and to consider the whole picture before deciding what changes would have the greatest impact on your organization.
TREC has a “whole system” approach to Organizational Effectiveness. We recommend that you consider all aspects of your organization – the program, the people and the money – and work to make them equally effective and resilient. We can help you do this, and help you take the necessary steps to improve the long‐term sustainability of your organization.
TREC has developed an organizational assessment tool that highlights sixteen key indicators of organizational effectiveness over three areas: program, people, and money. Since we know that successful organizations and campaigns need to be fast‐moving and adaptive, we have developed an assessment tool which is nimble and scalable. It provides critical and actionable information, without getting bogged down in detail, documentation and process.
You can get access to the assessment tool, and learn how to use it, in a webinar I led on January 21 at 11 am Mountain Time. This webinar is the first in a ten-part Management Skills Training series. You can register to attend one, some or all of the sessions in the series.
I hope you will be able to join me for the webinar. It’s a new year. Let’s start fresh and develop a plan for getting in shape!
TREC Executive Director