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The Power of Letting Go

By Dan Honig 2

New research explores when top-down control works best in international development work, and when organizations should let employees in the field navigate challenges by using their own judgment.

(Illustration by Shonagh Rae)

The Science of What Makes People Care

By Ann Christiano & Annie Neimand 10

Effective communication is not simply about getting your message out. It requires you to strategically tap into what shapes people’s feelings and values. Here we share five principles pulled from social science that will help you connect your work to what people care most about.

Mastering System Change

By Christian Seelos & Johanna Mair 11

Organizations are increasingly turning to system change to tackle big social problems. But systems are complex, and mastering the process requires observation, patience, and reflection. To begin, here are two
approaches to pursuing system change.

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The Power of Letting Go

By Dan Honig 2

New research explores when top-down control works best in international development work, and when organizations should let employees in the field navigate challenges by using their own judgment.

(Illustration by Shonagh Rae)

The Science of What Makes People Care

By Ann Christiano & Annie Neimand 10

Effective communication is not simply about getting your message out. It requires you to strategically tap into what shapes people’s feelings and values. Here we share five principles pulled from social science that will help you connect your work to what people care most about.