Managers in any setting have always had some need to provide nurturing, guidance, supervision, all in a variety of ways.
Those ways are changing, as the workplace becomes more complex, and as the nonprofit sector becomes more complex.
During the 2014 Nonprofit Risk Summit, John Ergastolo of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., outlined the trends that are having an effect in the workplace, especially in regard to management, what is often referred to as Directors and Officers (D&O).
Ergastolo said the obligations of D&O can be remembered in 3-D: The Duty of Care (it must involve sound and informed decisions), the Duty of Loyalty (the interests of the nonprofit are first), the Duty of Obedience (comply with laws and adhere to the mission of the organization).
Regardless, nonprofit organizations, and their D&O insurance carriers are seeing certain trends:
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