Core Incompetencies at RAC

Our friend John, HK3C, (you remember him…CQ Canada…formerly with RAC…generally nice guy…decent contester) well he and I keep in contact over the years and we send each other bits and pieces we think the other will like.

Today I found in my inbox this little piece from the Harvard Business Review blog. See if any of this makes any sense to you when you think of RAC.

For the non-readers here’s the executive summary:

  • large organizations suffer from congenital disabilities
  • inertial is the first
  • orgs rarely change even in the face of crisis
  • when it happens it’s belated and convulsive
  • usually it requires an overhaul of the exec. team
  • org. structures inherently toxic and limit break-out thinking
  • large orgs are emotionally insipid
  • little “fixes” don’t work
  • managers know how to command obedience
  • no idea how to motivate volunteers

Doesn’t this sound like the RAC we have now?

You really should read the short article to see what the authors recommend as a way forward for organizations just like Radio Amateurs of Canada.

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About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

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