Working at TACSI
TACSI is a fast-paced environment where people from diverse disciplines, ages and experiences come together to tackle complex social issues and build the conditions for social innovation – all whilst helping each other to learn and grow.
As an organisation we are our own greatest experiment. We’re 3 years into our own journey of developing TACSI as a networked system, centred around learning and impact. People don’t have line managers they have peer-buddies. Work hours are flexible and teams are dynamically formed around projects according to expertise. Financial responsibilities are distributed and our senior leaders (eg Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer) are accessible parts of the connected team.
We regularly come together to connect around learning – from our own work, to our partners and international thought leaders. Everyone in the organisation is active in shaping our organisational strategy and ongoing evolution. We also recognise that change starts with shifting how we function as individuals, in teams and throughout the organisation.
We work across Australia with our TACSI practitioners travelling regularly to bring the right expertise to the right place at the right time. As practitioners we constantly have to balance the tension between our ideals and the realities of today’s systems and power structures.
We recognise that TACSI asks a lot of people, but it is also a fantastic place to learn and stretch and grow, one that suits people who are passionate about social impact, and open to having their own mental models and practice challenged.