Towards impact that makes a (lasting) difference (a short reflection)
It is easy to measure outputs but tricky to measure impact. Impact needs time. Outputs are more about efficiency (which is easier to document) while impact is more about effectiveness.
It is easy to say that pursuing impact requires faith. But faith can be such an abstract concept. And even if we seek a reasonable kind of faith, where should we anchor such faith?
Maybe the short answer is on a system capable of piloting and producing virtuous cycles. At the very least, systems that can pilot outputs that build on each other towards lasting impact.
And in terms of our obligations as stakeholders, “letting things be” is unresponsive. “Make it be” sounds too arrogant. We can “help it be” – iterating again and again, shaping the context while letting the context also influence us.
John 14:27-31A. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-129: MAY 9, 2023]