As a leader in global development, you know your staff is your most valuable resource. You cannot implement a project, win a proposal or go about the business of improving lives around the world without truly exceptional talent. However, if you are like many aid organizations, you may not devote enough attention, thought and money to supporting that talent, even as they devote their lives supporting those most in need.
In a recent Devex webinar, Staff welfare: Helping aid workers so they can help others, I sat down with Lynne Cripe, director of resilience services at health and effectiveness consulting firm KonTerra Group to discuss why it’s so important for organizations to provide physical, emotional and mental care to their employees and practical tips for how leaders can start the process of building and funding a staff care program. Organizations have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to mitigate risk.