The second in a six part series on building capacity.
Every month, organizations prepare financial statements reconciling their “numbers” for the accounting period. One of those line items — salaries — typically represents one of the largest expenditures for the business and is a significant investment for the firm. Behind those dollars are real people who are the lifeblood of the organization and one of the key drivers of economic growth. It is necessary for the staff to maintain high levels of productivity, engagement and focus to have a positive impact and ensure solid programmatic and financial performance. One of the best ways to accomplish high-level performance is to deeply embed a solid culture and core values within the organization. Creating this culture is a system-wide effort and takes time, but is well worth the investment.