The problem addressed by the campaign:
- There was a shift from more stable
cash flow to voluntary contributions (project based).
- More projects “horizontal” in nature
required collaboration across multiple units, skills sets, constituencies.
- Projects needed to become more
flexible, because they were more unpredictable in nature.
- Silo mentalities, lack of managerial
skills in expert groups impaired ability to effectively collaborate in
- Sometimes there was a lack of clarity on who “owns”
Conclusions and Recommendations:
organizations need to move towards collaboration that goes beyond just an
exchanging of information.
- HR needs
to build alliances and equal relationships with business owners within in their
- Do not be
afraid of not knowing all the answers – indeed prepare for it. It is useful to
get hard numbers to support your case, but you cannot be too rigid.
need to lessen their territorial mentality in order to promote growth within
- International organizations
are increasingly dependent on each other, including in the realm of talent.
Offering opportunities for secondments and assignments in other agencies is
critical to developing and retaining talent, as well as succeeding in their