Do you relate to Dilbert's view of the work environment as endless rows of bland cubicles or are you fortunate to work in an environment that promotes creativity and flexibility? Organizations are increasingly turning to flexible work environments to decrease costs and/or improve productivity. But what does this mean to the individual employee? What are the potential drawbacks and benefits organizations need to understand?
Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the April 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring!
Striving for No Difference: Examining Effective Leadership Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Contexts4/23/13 by Eric Johnson, MSLOC 2013
Leaders are leaders, and they lead well no matter the environment in which they are leading. Right? Not quite. The context in which leaders are situated is important to understanding how effective they stand to be. Ten Chicago-based, nonprofit chief executives — each with for-profit experience — recently discussed their experiences in both sectors as a means of distinguishing their performance as leaders. This Capstone study addresses the following question: To what extent does effective leadership vary between nonprofit and for-profit contexts?