Want to Collaborate? 3rd, Move from Linear to Adaptive Thinking

March 1, 2016Collaboration

What do I mean by linear thinking? Consider the industrial model — take your raw material, feed it through specific processes, and out comes a finished product. Can’t get much more linear than that. To some extent, this is how we’ve been trained to think and act, with detailed strategic plans and logic models to guide our steps. More … Read More

Want to Collaborate? 2nd, Move from Silos to Systems

February 10, 2016Collaboration

Do you know what’s happening outside your silo? It wouldn’t be surprising if, for many, the answer is “not really.” Organizations, and I think nonprofits particularly, are implicitly encouraged to operate within their own silos – to focus on their own mission, connecting with others only when necessary to achieve their own goals. That’s how … Read More