The Productivity Paradox: A Reflection Tool
As the pandemic started unfolding in Spring 2020, in the midst of ongoing racial injustice and uprisings, a group of Cohort 4 executive directors got together with members of the MEV staff and facilitation team to discuss the pressures they were feeling as organizational leaders. Pressures to support their people, to mobilize resources, to respond strategically, to maintain productivity – all while also trying to care for themselves and their families.
From those conversations, Maura Bairley, Michelle Gislason, and Claudia Lopez developed this tool to help us keep grounded in how to lead with purpose and to disrupt narratives that conflate our worth with our productivity. We invite you to use it to reflect on your own transformative leadership in these times.