Posts by Andrea Nelson Trice
Not all people value the same things. This is crucial information for social entrepreneurs working across cultures, says the author, Andrea Nelson Trice, who conducted more than 70 related interviews around the world. She offers a few tips to social entrepreneurs on how they can make sense of their customers' differing priorities and dreams, and how these might impact an enterprise’s success.
NexThought Monday – Money and Motivation: Why are some people willing to work at a social enterprise for free?
No leader has all the skills needed if a social enterprise is to succeed. Each of us must tap into others’ skill sets, often by hiring consultants to fill gaps. But when you can find people who will work pro bono that can be a fantastic option. Andrea Trice explores how managers can approach and work with volunteers.
It’s About Time, It’s Also About Culture: How do varying cultural perspectives about time and productivity impact social enterprises?
Andrea Trice is researching how “soft” factors such as mutual understanding and trust influence the success of a social enterprise. While it’s too early to draw conclusions, Trice notes that it’s difficult to overestimate the role of culture in shaping how each of us thinks and acts, and therefore how businesses succeed or fail.