Called to Life in Organisations

An organizational perspective: A focus on the Process

The question of how we move with others from where we are towards where we want to go is inevitably related to the organisational means that we have at our disposal and how we will use them. A fruitful and efficient leadership rests on our ability to build and structure our organizations properly, to manage systems, processes and resources as tools for our work (planning, resource management, decision-making, results...). We are called to life in organisations by developing them to fulfill their mission

1. INTRODUCTION

We enter the domain where leadership meets organisational development, administration, and governance.

2. COMMUNAL DISCERNMENT

Discernment is the way to live in the midst of a changing world. It has to be communal, for no single person can control everything

3. DECISION MAKING

Making good decisions is not always easy. In this section you will learn about the typical biases in decision making that leaders tend to make.

4. MISSION, VISION, VALUES

In this section you will reflect on the philosophy behind your mission and vision statements and the values that guide your institution

5. STRATEGIC PLANNING

Strategic planning is the process of defining a set of actions that will help our institution/unit move towards the fulfilment of our organisation’s mission

6. MARKETING

Marketing is about understanding people. It is about putting others in the center of your institution and offering a good service.

7. FINANCIAL

MANAGEMENT

"Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are" (J.W. Frick). This section looks into the basics of financial management

8. HUMAN RES. MANAGEMENT

The Human Resource Department is primarily concerned with the management of people within organisations. In this section you will learn about the Employment Cycle specifically 

9.ORGANIS. STRUCTURES

This sections is a reflection on the main ideas behind organisational structures, concretely on the ideas of organisational configurations by Henry Mintzberg

10. NETWORKING

Pending

THIS SECTION IS BEING

REVISED BY EXPERTS

11. ORGANIS. CULTURE

In this section we analyse the values and behaviours that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organisation - Needle (2004)

12. CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Why do 90% of institutions go through major changes each year but only around 20% say that they are successful in this endeavour? 

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