Insights

What we’re thinking and learning about right now, news that matters to nonprofits, and events and happenings in and around TSNE MissionWorks and the NonProfit Center.

Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene
When I work with organizations, I always pay attention to how problems are talked about. Whenever I hear team members speak about needing to “work smarter” or that they “don’t have enough time,” it raises a question for me. I start looking at whether the team... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
According to the February 2009 Newsday article “Layoffs Take a Toll, Even on Survivors”, not only do laid-off employees suffer from staff reductions, but survivors suffer as well. The conclusion: “Layoffs clearly have emotional and practical consequences for... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Try this simple trick. Often it is the simple work of art that we find the most beautiful. Skilled nonprofit group and team leaders use (apparently) simple techniques to promote high levels of engagement. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014 | By Bob Greene, Senior Consultant
Trust isn't mysterious. It is, however, easy to break and takes hard work to rebuild. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2014
A: Smart, enthusiastic employees who bring limited experience to their jobs are prime candidates for coaching! → More
Categories: Human Resources
Dec 01 2012 | By Jennetta Hyatt and Joshua Sattely
When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind? A most sacred religious time? A Corporate America-induced spending orgy? A time of joy, reflection, jubilation and comfort? Maybe, indifference or even anxiety? → More
Categories: Human Resources
Jun 01 2012 | By Lyn Freundlich and Heather Harker
This article by Lyn Freundlich and Heather Harker originally appeared in Saving Land, Summer 2012. → More
Categories: Human Resources
Mar 05 2011 | By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources, TSNE MissionWorks
The climbing Dow Jones Indices and slow but steady fall in unemployment are signaling an improving economic outlook for the United States.  → More
Categories: Human Resources
Dec 15 2010 | By Lyn Freundlich, TSNE MissionWorks
The current economic times are tough on nonprofit organizations and those of us working for them. Cash-strapped in the best of times, many nonprofits are tightening their belts even further. Because the services many of us provide are more important to our... → More
Categories: Human Resources
Feb 13 2010 | By Bob Greene
There’s an old saying that to a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Working from my personal frame of reference, I may continue to tackle challenges in the same way every time, not recognizing that someone with a different orientation or style could... → More
Categories: Human Resources

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