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How to do less, better – evaluation, mission, organizational alignment

Of mental models and doorknobs

In a rapidly changing environment, examining and recognizing our mental models is essential if we are to shape organizations that have the resilience to adapt to change.

All Together: A Creative Approach to Organisational Change

This report describes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s creative response to external changes that allowed it to grow while staying true to its core mission.

To Get Paid What You’re Worth, Know Your Disruptive Skills

An interesting thought on what you’re selling (and therefore emphasizing) to your organization. Are you trumpeting the right things?

Mapping Business Models

This post introduces an interesting, knowledge-game approach to understanding and developing an organization’s strategic direction. It includes a mapping tool and suggestions for how to create a team session which can be focused in any number of ways.

The Atlantic :: Magazine :: How to Save the News

An article on the future of journalism.

Your Brain on Computers – Attached to Technology and Paying a Price – NYTimes.com

Another brief read (I wouldn’t ask you to concentrate at length) on the false economy of multitasking – including the price paid even when offline…and interpersonally.

The New Work of the Nonprofit Board

This article describes how to leverage the collective knowledge and networks of your board of directors so they are able to provide your organization with the strategic direction and support it needs.

YouTube – Engineering Design – The Kano Diagram

This is a quick video outlining the relationship between customer satisfaction and product design.

Mission Unaccomplished – Sara Robinson + Teo Greenstreet

A paper on the role of education in defining the purpose of the arts in society.