Just like many of you have a soft spot for your immediate family and birthplace, I do have one for Uganda and specifically, my village Nakabugu in Luuka district. So much so that when I am in Uganda, I find… Read More ›
Effective organizations can be compared to a modern vehicle – it has many parts, some moving and others static. Yet, all parts have been put together in a system, to deliver a certain: amount of horse-power, comfort, specific niche like ‘4×4′ off road, town runner, or heavy goods carrier. Every part of a vehicles’ system has a role it plays in making the vehicle meet its niche-standard.
Effective strategy, and note the word EFFECTIVE, is the art of defining the vehicle, the value the vehicle brings to the buyer, and assembling all its moving and static parts, to meet the demand of the buyer.
Strategy is a fascinating art, whose success depends on how EFFECTIVENESS is delivered in organizations
The Effectiveness Lab continues to harp on the subject of NEETs (not in education employment or training), and the challenge they pause for nation states, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this NEETs discourse, education and learning and the policy agenda… Read More ›
The Effectiveness Lab’s last two blogs discussed NEETs – ‘Not in Employment, Education, or Training’ for both youth and post-youth, and the strategies for addressing the challenge head-on. Watching the Uganda Presidential debate last night from a quiet Nairobi suburb… Read More ›
Blog 1 in this series ended on the note: ‘Our bigger worry at the Effectiveness Lab is a generation of NEETs post-youth – we shall call this ‘second-generation NEETs’. What about them? Look out for the second blog series next… Read More ›
NEETs refers to young people who are ‘Not in Employment, Education, or Training‘. NEETs is a phenomenon the developed, developing, and underdeveloped countries are increasingly facing. NEETs’ pause for countries significant social and political risk – no country would like… Read More ›
The Effectiveness Lab started the year 2016 discussing soft-marketing as well as asking why companies spend millions on hard and not soft–marketing. Companies should get the same outcomes or even more, if they invest company resources, both money and time, in developing… Read More ›
This blog continues the Effectiveness Lab’s January 2016 theme of soft-marketing tools and the fact that companies have not always paid enough attention to them; this, much as it would save companies millions in hard-marketing cost. Last weeks’ blog discussed… Read More ›
In last weeks’ blog the Effectiveness Lab discussed soft-marketing and the efficacy and value it brings to companies, via high quality and targeted customer services. We asked why companies, and some colossal corporates at that, spend millions on hard-marketing and miss… Read More ›
Series 3 of Development and its strategy-myopia blog concluded with the question: Does your International Civil Society Organisation (ICSO) have the architecture to effectively house and sustainably operate a critical-configured organisation? The Effectiveness Lab in this final series of the strategy-myopia… Read More ›