Future of Good: How Building Stronger Team Dynamics Boosts Organizational Resilience

October 23, 2020

We are excited to share the first story in our series in partnership with Future of Good to dive deep into organizational adaptation during this time of uncertainty.

Changes social impact organizations make now will shape our country’s recovery — and our new normal. Are we adapting quickly enough? There’s much talk in social impact circles these days about what a post-COVID world could or should look like, but what we don’t often talk about is how we’ll get there. What adaptations are non-profits, foundations, and organizations making — or should consider making — to build a more resilient and equitable economy, and what should they be prepared for?

How Building Stronger Team Dynamics Boosts Organizational Resilience

By Jacky Habib

A leadership coach explains why having tough conversations will get your organization through the pandemic and beyond. 


During the coronavirus pandemic, many social change organizations are grappling with how to adapt to the new normal. For some, investing in leadership training has been key in fostering the resilience needed to thrive during these unprecedented times.

Amid a global pandemic and a summer of racial reckoning that have led to major shifts in everyday life, some social impact organizations are prioritizing leadership training in an effort to catalyze resilience.

“It’s not about the [organizational transformation] work, it’s about the people doing the work,” says Saralyn Hodgkin, a leadership coach and consultant who works with social impact organizations. “You can have the best financial plan, cash flow statements, and strategic plan, but if you don’t have an aligned, integrated high-performing team that is in relationship with one another, the work doesn’t get done.”