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- Good thoughts Paul. Some of us are entrepreneurial by nature it seems.
The world of missions has been both invigorating and challenging to me personally. While the organization in which I currently serve has long be innovative and entrepreneurial, the rapid growth has meant moving toward more process driven, procedural and dare I say it, corporate culture. This could be a point of reducing innovation however leaders, managers and individual contributors can continue to pursue innovative ideas that honor God, people and partners in their respective spheres of influence.
In the IT arena, you bring up two good points. Certainly we must be cognizant that what is good in for-profit, large enterprise environments may or may not be right for all areas of missions. The transitory nature of people migrating between roles in the world of missions seems to make it even more important that technologies:
* Be documented to a base working level to ensure continuity of service.
* Have depth in the line-up of staff. Cross functional teams or at least knowledge transfer as part of everyday work is important.
* Produce a high level of efficiency and ROI for the organization that is most likely already sparsely resourced. (Free is NOT free when it comes to technology.)
Cheers.Nov 21, 2012
- Thankyou for your thoughtful comments.Nov 22, 2012
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