Understanding Organizational Sustainability through African Proverbs
Insights for Leaders and Facilitators
1 INTRODUCTION: African Proverbs as Tools for Organizational Improvement
Proverbs and Their Use
Proverbs for Communicating Organizational Issues
The Audience for This Book
CHAPTER 1: Understanding Organizational Growth
Phases of Organizational Growth.
Ubuntu: The Spirit of a Sustainable Organization
Growth Phases Viewed Globally
CHAPTER 2: Strengthening Organizational Sustainability Conventional Understanding of Organizational Sustainability
Organizational Development Understanding of Sustainability
Complementarity of the Two Approaches
CHAPTER 3: Organizational Culture as the Foundation for Sustainability
What is Organizational Culture?
Types of Culture
Creating an Empowering Organizational Culture
CHAPTER 4: Improving Leaders' Effectiveness
Leadership and Leadership Styles
Developing Leadership Effectiveness
CHAPTER 5: Improving Consultants' Effectiveness
Role of the Consultant
Lessons for Consultants
CHAPTER 6: Organizational Assessment Using Proverbs
What is an Organizational Assessment?
The Purpose of an Organizational Assessmen
The Benefits of a Self-Assessment
The Organizational Self-Assessment Process
Factors Hindering Effective Use of Organizational Assessments . APPENDIX: Sample Diagnostic Instruments
Proverbs Self-Assessment Tool for Organizations
Self-Reflection Tool for Leaders
Self-Reflection Tool for Consultants
Chiku Malunga is a Malawain consultant with long experience of organizational development work amongst African NGOs now working with the organization CADECO to promote African-centred organizational improvement models.