Alice Obrecht is a research fellow at the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), an organization dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability. Alice leads ALNAP’s work on effectiveness and innovation. She is the co-author, with Alexandra Warner, of a recent report, More Than Just Luck,* which examines innovation in humanitarian action. Alice spoke with Jane McConnell about her research and the insights it gave her. Interview was first published in “The Organization in the Digital Age” in December 2016. (more…)
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a nonprofit organization that aids communities and individuals affected and displaced by conflict across the globe. Its activities are multifaceted, covering several interrelated areas of focus: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Education.Read about how they are innovating in the field in high-risk situations. This case study was first published in “The Organization in the Digital Age” in December 2016. Photo credit http://danishdemininggroup.dk (more…)
Media are becoming more individual and people-driven, according to Mary Meeker. The enterprise world is following.
In her 2017 Internet Trends report, Mary Meeker shares an analysis of how media has evolved since 1950, moving from the network era to the cable era and to the current digital era. (more…)
…… The original, longer version of this post was published on October 31, 2016 on the Global Peter Drucker Forum Blog. First published here in February 2017 ……
Experimentation and creativity have long been stifled in many organizations.
Command-and-control leadership, overly complex processes and slow decision-making are among the reasons for this unfortunate state. Data from my 10th annual research with 310 participants in 27 countries confirm this: (more…)
…… First published in H&C News, November 2016……
In the new entrepreneurial work culture, people have to innovate through experimenting and taking risks. Employers need to demonstrate the trust factor, namely that failure is acceptable. If large firms don’t get this right they will fail at digital work. (more…)