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What Nonprofits Can Teach For-Profit Businesses about Managing for Values
Nonprofits and government agencies, including institutions and the health and education sectors, are often admonished to act "more like a business". While for-profit businesses can teach their nonprofit counterparts valuable lessons about managing costs, there are dangers associated with nonprofits and governmental agencies becoming more business-like. This includes adopting the values, or lack thereof, of a certain way of engaging in business. In this talk I lay out the comparative strength that nonprofits and governmental have with respect to managing for values; and I show that they have much to teach for-profit businesses regarding this critical aspect of management.
C2E2 Rounds are presented Mondays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in room 700 of the VGH Research Pavilion, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.