After wondering why some in the nonprofit sector are so possessive of their role within an organisation I started some research and came across the ‘syndrome’ known as Founders Syndrome.
Basically this is:
“Founder’s syndrome, sometimes called Founderitis, is a label normally used to refer to a pattern of behavior on the part of the founder(s) of an organization that, over time, becomes maladaptive to the successful accomplishment of the organizational mission. “ Read more.
Is Founders Syndrome affecting your organisation, or have you been involved with an organisation where the ‘syndrome’ existed – what effect has this had on the ability of the organisation to carryout its functions, its growth – please share your experiences below.