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Change Management in Environmental Nonprofits

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Olesya Boreyko

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Change Management
in Environmental Nonprofits How the change-makers adapt to change Olesya Boreyko PIM 68.5 Figure 1: Kuznet's Curve Theoretical
Frameworks Research
Design Analysis
Data Conclusions Recommendations How do environmental nonprofits in Washington, DC keep their employees inspired about their mission and vision? What motivates/inspires environmental workers to work for environmental NGOs?
What organizational changes do environmental workers want to see in their organizations?
How do environmental workers adapt to change and carry it out?
What aspect of change management do environmental nonprofits practice? Kuznets Curve I Ching I ching – chinese philosophy of change:
- Change is eternal and universal
- Ability to connect our activity to temporary conditions
- Ability to correct tendencies
- Change takes the path of least resistance Research
Question "There is no wealth, but life." - John Ruskin unfreezing moving refreezing 1. Define and instill new values
2. Build consensus
3. Plan, test, and implement Change Management Lewin's 3
Step Model 3 9 29 1.Understanding of organizational mission and vision.
2.Personal impact on the fulfillment of organizational mission and vision.
3.Motivations for working with the environmental organization.
4.Personal and professional short and long term goals related to environmental work.
5.What methods and strategies has your organization applied to keep you inspired about the work that you are doing? Interview
Questions 1.Rate the success of your organization in implementing change.

2.Do you perceive your work essential to the completion of the organizational mission and vision?

3.Rate the motivational techniques used by your organization: monetary bonuses, verbal
recognition, having a fun and open work environment, being able to influence decision-making, challenging work, other.

4.Rate the motivational techniques that you appreciate the most: monetary bonuses, verbal recognition, having a fun and open work environment, being able to influence
decision-making, challenging work, other.

5.What are some of the things that your organization needs to improve in order to keep you motivated? Survey
Questions Three Stages of Change Management Motivational Techniques Desired By Employees Motivational Techniques Used By Organization Environmental workers tend to be overworked and underpaid.
There is a gap in providing other motivational techniques.
Consistent organizational malfunction in decision making delegation.
Consistently unclear and ineffective communication. Issues Resolutions Participatory decision making.
Effective internal and external communication. The linkages between the workers’ desire to be a part of the decision making process and the organizational struggles with the refreezing stage of change management.
Examine the cyclical and linear change theories in environmental nonprofits.
Conduct action research on organizations practicing change management.
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