Toolbox - Organisations
When you stop and think about it, organisations are curious creatures:-
- sometimes we care so much about them (countries and churches)
that we would die for them
- they are our chosen way of organising ourselves to trade necessary
supplies (companies) and provide necessary services (hospitals,
- some build their lives around them, others use them to provide
for their needs, others use them as tools (or even toys ?)
- they can be constituted as charities, businesses, partnerships,
clubs, societies, co-operatives, etc.
- they can be led by entrepreneurs, bureaucrats, directors, trustees,
managers, committees, and so on.
- every organisation has its foundation myth, where new recruits
are told how and why the organisation began
- every organisation creates policies, and systems to implement
- it will use money and effort to achieve its goals
- and, we always complain about them
I offer a service to look at the published work and structure of
any organisation for you, to gather more information about it so
that you can communicate with them better (and influence them better).
In the linked pages I include part of my case
study of the Ministry of Agriculture (DEFRA) from my food and
farming study. In this study, I selected a key Ministry "Aims
and Objectives" text as being the central point of UK Government
Food and Farming policy. However, it is also clear that this text
was the result of complex processes within the Government and Civil
Service, and that the text plays a complex role, with Ministry and
lobby implications, but also with Parliamentary and party political
I also include a set of questions
for a thorough investigation of any organisation.
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the