As non-profit organisations have increasingly moved to use adaptive strategy to address the rapidly changing and complex environment in which they serve their purposes, the question of how these strategic style shifts fit in the governance model arises. A ‘system of controls’ Much governance literature has promoted the view that governance is about establishing and… Continue reading Agile or Adaptive Governance required?
The argument that strategy and risk are two aspects of one governance activity has been highlighted by many pundits over time. In practice however, some non-profit boards still separate strategic planning from development and review of their risk register. My previous two posts (see links below) promoted the concept of continuous monitoring of the external… Continue reading Strategy and Risk: 2 sides of one coin
Non-profit directors are not usually spies. They do need to gather and analyse ‘intelligence’ however, to inform their governance activities. This includes monitoring the external environment and internal systems, processes and performance. Business intelligence software and dashboards are available commercially. While some non-profits will be able to afford these, most smaller entities will seek free… Continue reading Looking outward and inward
Since my previous post, I have been discussing with some of my clients the ways in which the ‘circle of control’ concept can be applied at the personal, business unit and organisational levels. This short post arises from those reflections, and can therefore be considered a postscript to the previous one. While the visual metaphor… Continue reading Circles of Control: personal, group and organisational