the year in review

RESTRUCTURING AND COLLABORATION

Coming out of a leadership crisis in the previous year, 2019 was a year of internal restructuring, and has yielded a sea change in PARI’s culture and structure. The primary task was to rebuild trust and build what everybody could take ownership of, as an organisation. The Institute took a careful look at people as individuals and considered the impact of the crisis on them. At the institutional level, PARI built systems, structures and processes, and wrote policies to transition the existing organisation to the one that it wanted to move towards. The organisation at every level worked with external professionals, to write the kinds of policies that would take it forward. And once PARI felt more stable – like the kind of place people wanted to wake up and come to work to – new people started to be brought in.