Disorganization within an organization. Most likely this is not strictly a non-profit problem, but I work in the non-profit world, so I’m going to write about it from my point of view.
I have seen a lot of disorganization in the non-profit world, and the worst thing about it is that nothing seems to be done to try to correct it. Whether it’s an older employee who does not understand new technology well enough to do his/her job efficiently but is still retained (most likely at a high salary because s/he has seniority), or it’s a high-level employee who is completely disorganized and causes more work for his/her colleagues because s/he does not take the time to give clear instructions … it’s a problem. And it’s a problem that no one seems to do anything about it.
I have also noticed that in the non-profit sector, often too many people are pulled in to work on a project, and it becomes counterproductive. Often this occurs when the project is at the request of a lay leader, who gets involved and doesn’t understand the most efficient way to work.
I would be happy to hear suggestions on how to improve organization within NFPs. I think it would benefit the sanity of us all 🙂