A gear shift moment is what I call that phase of your org when you’re between where you were and that next impact horizon for your organization. You’ve reached the end of one growth stage but you haven’t settled into another one.
It’s like when you’re riding a bike and you shift gears — everything feels just a little chaotic for a few moments before the new gear catches.
Nonprofit growth is just like that.
In each stage of growth, organizations hit a point where they can’t grow any further using their existing set of skills and knowledge, and systems. They have to shift gears if they want to keep growing.
It happens time and time again, in every stage of growth.
I walk through thin more depth in my training series: Focus on Growth