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Not for Profits don't have to copy business
on 9 November 2007
I have worked in the private sector for a major multinational organisation for a number of years and am a great fan of "Good to Great". I was seconded into the development sector for a while and repeatedly heard how different the private and social sectors were and yet how anxious they were to become more business minded. My perspective was that the social sector is not as different as people think it is and that not every process in business is appropriate to be transfered. When I came across the Monograph it brought simple clarity to my unexpressed thoughts. So if you are in the Social sector and striving to set Missions, Visions and Goals, have a read of the Monograph. You might just decide you want to read the original Good to Great too!
I learned a lot from my secondment and now work across both sectors.