Building highly effective teams in an animal welfare organization
MetadataShow full item record
Subjectnonprofit teams; organizational development; systems thinking; team effectiveness; team performance; trust
Optimizing team effectiveness is critical to enhancing organizational performance, maximizing available resources, and realizing mission-driven outcomes. For British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), increasing teams effectiveness results in more vulnerable animals being saved. The inquiry explored how the BC SPCA can build highly effective teams. I conducted two structured dialogue sessions with permanent BC SPCA staff using an action research approach with an appreciative stance. The structured dialogue methods used included structured interview matrix and design thinking. This study adhered to all ethical requirements of the Royal Roads University. Based upon the participant data gathered and the literature reviewed, I recommend establishing highly effective teams through (a) gaining knowledge of systems thinking; (b) fostering trust; (c) building relationships, clarifying values, communicating, learning, supporting, and committing; and (d) utilizing structured dialogue methods for future inquiries.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
What are the key elements a teacher should consider when designing effective and engaging e-learning opportunities? Breitkreutz, Bradley A. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017)As education practices continue to move into online learning spaces the need for educators to be trained for the e-learning environment is of paramount importance. The intention of this Masters project was to provide the ...
The effects of the filbert weevil (Curculio occidentis) and the filbertworm (Cydia latiferreana) on Garry oak (Quercus garryana) acorn germination on Vancouver Island. Waller, Jennifer (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 8/5/2010)Garry oak trees (Quercus garryana) and their associated ecosystems are among the most diverse and endangered landscapes in B.C. Garry oak acorns are susceptible to two insect species, the Filbert weevil (Curculio occidentis) ...
Garner, Dani (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2010-05)There are many long-held, traditional views of what the teaching profession looks like: isolated individuals creating and delivering lessons, then collecting a myriad of samples of student work to assess. Presently, however, ...