PRiS: becoming a designerly learning organization for a flexible adaptive strategy
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This paper puts together a comprehensive analysis of the Peace Region Internet Society [PRiS] with a list of recommendations that the organization can undertake to help solve internal challenges. PRiS is a non-profit internet service provider operating in northern BC. We are currently experiencing a decline in membership and an ensuing decline in revenue. This inquiry addressed issues surround this challenge. For this inquiry the authour surveyed the society’s general membership and then conducted a design thinking workshop based on the results of the survey. The design workshop formed the core data gathering event of the inquiry and primarily included a range of group-based methods. I then analyzed, surveyed, and coded the data from the design thinking workshop and survey. From the data collection I generated a list of policy recommendations and actions that the society can undertake to solve the challenges of this inquiry. We found that the society requires significant change to move forward successfully into the future, the most important aspect of which, being the generation of a shared vision amongst the organization. Royal Roads University Research Ethics Policy guided all my actions during this inquiry.
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