Generating Self-Organizing Capacity: Leadership Practices and Training Needs in Non-Profits
Capacity building is a major goal of today's organizations (Senge, 1990). The complex problems that organizations face along with conditions of uncertainty require increased capacity to effectively respond. We propose a self-organizing capacity framework (organizational identity, information flows, and interdependent relationships) and link it to 18 leadership and organizational practices. We find that visioning, mobilizing resources, technology, and building teamwork are self-identified key training needs. Visioning and mobilizing resources are central to organizational identity; technology is necessary for information flows; and building teamwork contributes to interdependent relationships. These are shared leadership skills that build capacity within the organization.
Allen, B. L., & Morton, L. W. (2006). Generating Self-Organizing Capacity: Leadership Practices and Training Needs in Non-Profits. The Journal of Extension, 44(6), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss6/8