There are many reasons that you entered community-based programming as your career path and there are many reasons for leaving your current organization or the sector all together. In this 2 Tips, we supply you with two ways to assess and take wise action when deciding whether or not to exit your current organization and/or enter a new organization.
This 2 Tips is inspired by the many conversations that we have been a part of over the years. Many in community programming work long hours and under high degrees of stress and vicarious trauma. Navigating systemic challenges within your organization could feel overwhelming. This 2 Tips is for everyone we’ve known facing such circumstances and those who may feel stuck in self-reflection around making a decision to exit and/or start in a new organization.
Be honest about your job setting and determine the types of systemic difficulties in your organization as well as how many of those difficulties that are you willing to accept?
Asses the culture and climate of a new organization without actually using these terms; few people will be fully honest with you when you use terms like “culture” and “climate.”