Written by Wendi Momen
The value of truthfulness is embedded in the heart of a range of the ebbf values and operating principles.
However, in November 2016 Oxford Dictionaries announced that its Word of the Year was ‘post-truth’. This adjective relates to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
This is in contrast to the definition of ‘truth’: 1) the body of real things, events, and facts: actuality; 2) the state of being the case: fact; 3) a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality.
Discourse in several fields —…
Article by #ebbfmember Gary Reusche
Why is a global currency is needed to promote economic justice in the world?
In an increasingly integrated world, international borders become more and more irrelevant. This is the case today with the covid-19 virus and the existential threat of climate change. There is one other issue where international borders are irrelevant, and that concerns finance, money, and debt.
Today there is a range of ongoing discourses concerned with various aspects of humanity’s wellbeing and progress: discourses on such subjects as the equality of women and men, peace, governance, and public health, to name but…
Article by Rose Mustakova, inspired by #ebbfmember Anousha Vahdaty
Justice is a powerful force, Baha’u’llah reminds us. How can this powerful force be applied to the structure and practices of organizations so as to strengthen them from the inside out?
Article by #ebbfmember Mika Korhonen
There are many reasons and drivers for companies to strive to be both internally and externally “good” today.
First, the climate on the social media platforms is so ruthless that it will rip every company publicly apart if they only try to pretend to be ethical if they in truth are not.
Second, the need for distributed and decentralised decision making of self-managing teams requires each member to live up to the values they collectively share.
Third, the honesty and trustworthiness shown towards the clients and collaborators is a direct consequence of the conditions inside…
ebbf organized a four-part series of learning dialogues to understand the path to a more meaningful career. We asked why it is so challenging to leave an unfilling job, how we can identify what is important to us, fundamental to then focus towards a more meaningful path, finding and getting into an organization that offers a culture that is more akin to our values and much more.
#ebbfmember Nan Chen shares what she explored and what came up in her own experience identifying and getting into a more meaningful work position.
By Nan Chen
Written by #ebbfmember Natasha Naderi
Organizational pioneers from all parts of the world are building new kinds of organizations — more soulful workplaces, that unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of everyone, allowing for emergence of innovations at the edges of the organization.
I’m one of the crazy ones who left the security of my position in a traditional organization 1.5 years ago, in order to help build new ones. Shortly after beginning my adventure, I was tightly locked down in Beijing, China as the global pandemic began. Very quickly, the whole world joined us and we were all confined to the…
Written by #ebbfmember Oscar Zuluaga
I was in a humanitarian mission in East Timor; I arrived in October 2001 and left in June 2003.
“Timor-Leste, a country in Southeast Asia that occupies part of the island of Timor, is surrounded by coral reefs full of marine life. Monuments in the capital, Dili, recount the country’s struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and, later, from Indonesia in May 20–2002.
The most widely spoken language in Timor-Leste was Indonesian at the time of the Indonesian occupation, and today is Tetum (most widely spoken in the capital). …
As part of the ebbf pause series: Interviews about Inclusion, Samantha Fowlds sends this interview:
Featuring: Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims, Senior Policy Advisor, Global Affairs Canada.
“The Gender -Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) analytical process resonates with me a lot when we talk about inclusion because it’s about meaningfully bringing in diverse voices and experiences. …
Written By Sara DeHoff
With all the different crises we are facing right now — the global pandemic, racial injustice, climate change, just to name a few — it’s becoming clear that our best solutions come when we work together to look at the situation from all angles.
So how do we get better at this?
Consultation is a tool that allows a team to do just that.
An effective form of group decision-making, consultation strives to understand the reality of a given situation and welcomes all points of view. Once a view is stated, it no longer belongs to…
During a recent ebbf webinar conversation, #ebbfmember Rhonda Gossen share her personal experience in the evolution elements she has observed and hopes humanitarian organizations will embrace to adapt to new global realities of this age.
“ebbf core values link to the global humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, service and sustainability. As a learning community, ebbf also shares that quality with the humanitarian sector which is constantly learning and adapting to new ways of working.
The Pandemic has become the crisis within crisis for humanitarian aid organizations in 2020.
It has accelerated the need for change in the humanitarian sector that…
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