Who Cares Whether Your Organisation Survives?

  • David Billis


Looking back over many years of work with voluntary agencies, the main problems they have posed have rarely been expressed in terms of ‘survival’. Naturally, agencies have fallen by the wayside, but growth rather than decline has more often than not been the main leitmotif. This remains the case today. For example, in recent research with housing associations the management of growth was one of the dominant themes raised by association directors and chairs (Billis, Ashby, Ewart and Rochester, 1994). (Another, which will come as no great surprise, was the role of governing bodies.)


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