New thinking on expediancy

•The Three E’s
•Economy, Efficiency and Expediency?
•Has effectiveness taken a back seat?
•In the past, organisations have focused on achieving a balance between economy and efficiency to achieve effectiveness. But in the current financial climate, has expediency replaced effectiveness as the most important third criteria?


•“No one can be made better off without making someone else worse off.”


•How capable are we of producing an effect?
•Efficiency ‘can be learned and must be earned.’


•How successful or how much impact work makes.




•Appropriateness to the purpose at hand; fitness.
•Suitability for particular circumstance or situation.


•Are decisions influenced by expediency or effectiveness?
•Are funding decisions made according to how effective a project is or how expedient it is?
•Political expediency
•What is political expediency?
•New Government – new culture
•Third sector – now Civil Society – what’s the difference?
•Can we become more expedient?
•Should we become more expedient?
•Planning for expediency
•How can we fit current notions of expediency without compromising our work?
•The language we use
•The way we present our work and our organisation.
•Can expedient organisations ever be effective?
•Do decisions based on expediency have validity?
•Can expedient decisions produce effective outcomes?
•If effectiveness still important?
•Does it still matter to funding agencies?
•Should your organisations still make effectiveness a priority?
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