An Essential Capacity
Institutional Intelligence: the capacity to work effectively within organizations. It involves understanding how institutions work and knowing how best to foster the capacity of the institution to fulfil its organizational purpose.
The capacity to think and function in light of institutional mission.
The capacity to know how governance works within a particular institution.
The human resource capacity: knowing for themselves and others how people are appointed or hired, how they develop and flourish within the organization and how they transition well when they complete their time with the organization.
The capacity to read institutional culture and play a part in fostering a dynamic and generative organizational culture.
The appreciation of the key role that money and finance plays in an organization – the economic factor.
The capacity to see and appreciate that all organizations are “housed” – they thrive only as they are properly located in built space, whether that is in buildings or in the virtual space of the internet.
The capacity to appreciate that all organizations thrive only as they foster strategic alliances and partnerships.