Whenever a group of people work together, sooner or later conflict is bound to happen. Where does conflict originate? Individuals or a group of people with conflicting needs, styles, perceptions, goals, pressures, roles and different personal values.
Once your organisation has completed its strategic plan and the board has approved it, the next step is for management and the board to ensure that there is a good business plan in place. A strategic plan indicates and illustrates where the organisation is headed, and the business plan describes how the organisation will implement its strategies.
A strategic plan is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shapes and guides what an organisation is, what it does and why it’s doing it. Strategic plans are comprehensive documents that cover all aspects of an organisation’s work, including programmes and services, management and operations, fundraising and financial management, facilities and governance.
Working in a team can be challenging, especially if the team leader is not in touch with the rest of the group. Patrick Lencioni (2002) writes about ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’, in which he explores the central causes of organisational politics and team failure.
Some will love it, others will hate it, but it is the backbone of any organisation. In the absence of policies and procedures, the picture below is pretty much what we are left with, the unfortunate situation of having to look to each other for critical answers.
What do your organisation and this phrase have in common? If your director and/or senior management team is not practicing good governance, the success of the entire organisation could be at stake.