A selection of current Open Mind projects and special initiatives.

 

Understanding Diverse, Cross-Generational Leadership Teams and Organizations (2014-Present)

We have been exploring the possibilities and challenges associated with shared leadership and cross-generational management teams. Inspired by research we conducted for the Performing Arts Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we became aware of a gap in the research literature on cross-generational workplaces and shared forms of leadership in nonprofits, more generally.

We are actively conducting interviews with a sample of nonprofits in California that have diverse, cross-generational leadership teams. Our goals are to better understand how participation in these teams impacts the formation of leaders over time, and to gain a deeper understanding of how this may be changing the face of the nonprofit sector. Please complete the form below if you are interested in study participation, or have further questions about this project.

Leaders now work more regularly across several generations and more frequently within racially/ethnically diverse teams, opening new career pathways and disrupting practices often associated with top-down management styles.

Leaders now work more regularly across several generations and more frequently within racially/ethnically diverse teams, opening new career pathways and disrupting practices often associated with top-down management styles.


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