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Enhancing Organizational Culture for CLA

03-15-2019 | By Learning Lab
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Leveraging the Annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey for Reflection and Change

08-24-2017 | By Elizabeth Callender
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CLA in USAID/Cambodia Site Visit Reporting and Utilization

Aug 01,2019
By: Peoulida Ros
Every USAID Mission conducts site visits. Site visits are an important tool for learning about project and activity implementation, but sometimes the documentation and follow-up from site visits can be rather daunting. USAID/Cambodia took an otherwise routine and onerous process of writing up site visit reports and made them an incredibly...
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Easy As 1-2-3: Three Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation Tools for Your Next Conference

Jun 21,2019
By: Rachel Yavinsky
How many conferences have you been to in your career so far? No matter the number, you know conferences can feel overwhelming—with hundreds or even thousands of attendees and a plethora of sessions, posters, side events, and meetings. Figuring out where to start, who to connect with, or what to do with the information you gather can fee...
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Six Tips for Remote Working Success

May 06,2019
By: Katherine Haugh
What do staff who telework every week, staff who live across countries or a manager who supervises staff who don't come to the office have in common? They are all examples of remote working situations in development.  We know that effective collaboration is incredibly important to the success of development work - its the C in CLA, a...
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A Guide to Hiring Adaptive Employees

Apr 30,2019
By: Monalisa Salib
If you are involved in hiring, this tool can help you increase your chances of selecting staff members skilled in adaptive management. It will help answer the questions:Which competencies should I recruit for in order to hire more adaptive employees?Which desired qualifications should I incorporate into position descriptions to attract ad...
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Enabling Context-Driven Adaptation in Strategies

Apr 08,2019
By: djacobstein
This resource, part of the context-driven adaptation collection (see https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview), provides tips on how to enable context-driven adaptation, or thinking and working politically (TWP), within a USAID strategy. It also relates TWP to the journey to self-reliance. As such, it is a usef...
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Building Healthy Cultures to Enable CLA: New CLA Toolkit Resources

Mar 28,2019
By: Samantha Levine-Finley
Imagine you’ve just joined a well-resourced team brimming with experienced, super-smart colleagues. You’re excited for the new opportunity, but not sure what to expect. After several weeks, you begin to notice some patterns. Your teammates don’t seem to ask many questions about the work or seek help with challenges. Many team meetin...
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Rapid Management Reviews: Unstick CLA to Release Human and Organizational Potential

Mar 27,2019
By: Gastao Mendes
Collaboration is great when it works.  But, well, life can be awful when things are not going well between USAID and a critical implementing partner. It happens more often than we would wish, and it can be a pain in the neck! The unhealthy behaviors that throw things out of whack are simple: one part perceived mistakes, two parts imp...
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People with Possibility: Achieving Adaptive Management

Mar 18,2019
By: jenromba
At Mercy Corps, our experience and work on adaptive management has shown time and again that managers are key to creating a team culture where individuals are encouraged to collaborate, learn and adapt. We are now training managers and their teams in four specific practices to foster this adaptive culture.
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10 Principles of Organizational Culture

Mar 18,2019
By: Katzenbach
Research shows that companies that use a few specific cultural catalysts — that is to say, those that use informal emotional approaches to influencing behavior — are significantly more likely to experience change that lasts. Of the companies that reported consciously using elements of their culture in Strategy’s 2013 Global Culture ...
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