Our Approach

Benchmarks for a
healthy organisation

Well Grounded believe a healthy organisation has: 

  • A vision and strategy that provides a firm basis for its identity and capacity to act.
  • Shared and solid values that are consistent with its mission.
  • Flexible, participatory and inclusive governance.
  • Flexible structure, systems and policies that help fulfil its mission and strategy.
  • Diversified and well-managed resources.
  • A committed, recognised, supported staff with a strong sense of ethics.
  • Strong learning culture.

These benchmarks of a healthy organisation are the basis of our practice and communicate the organisational areas in which we operate and the direction we take in the accompaniment

For full information on our Benchmarks for a Healthy Organisation
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Organisation Development process

We provide organisation development support through a structured process and based on 5 stages: Definition, Discovery, Dream, Design and Delivery. These steps are based on the appreciative inquiry model on the following principle “if an organisation or team wants to progress, it must work on what is important to it, on its areas of excellence, its strengths”

For full information on our Organisation Development process cycle
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Principles that guide our work

  1. Our primary accountability is to national civil society organisations
  2. We work with organisations that approach us
  3. Relationships are at the centre of our approach
  4. We adapt our work to take into account the fact that each organisation is unique
  5. We look at an organisation as a whole rather than at individual parts in isolation
  6. We support organisations to see how they fit into the bigger context and to make connections with others within that context
  7. We support organisations to take charge of their own development
  8. We identify issues and challenges with an organisation and not for it
  9. We do not tell organisations what to do: we may suggest solutions, but they make their own decisions
  10. Organisations invest in the process in some way
  11. We will not do anything that an organisation can do for itself
  12. We work with everybody in an organisation who is affected by a process