NDLA employees gathered at Bekkjarvik in Western Norway in August 2014. Employees collaborate by web services, and the whole staff only meet in real life once a year.
The company of NDLA is owned by county councils of 10 counties in Norway. This means that all counties except Oslo participate in the joint venture. NDLA is a distributed organization with no cental administration. Employees live and work in all parts of Norway.
One representative from each county, mostly directors of education, make up the board of NDLA.consists of 10 directors of education and one politician (from Rogaland).
The executive committee
The board, consisting of 10 members, have got a selection of three members who make up an executive committee in between meetings.
The county contacts
NDLA has got a contact person in each county administration. This servant is a link to all upper secondary schools in the county and is supposed promote good use of NDLA’s learning resources.
Work processes, teams and employees
NDLA has got no permanent empoyees, but employ staff for a shorter or longer period. Most of them have leave from positions in upper secondary schools, which are owned by county councils. Others represent public or private institutions or enterprises. Employees live all over Norway and collaborate by digital services. There is no central administration.
NDLA is a process organized enterprise, based on three main work processes: the management process, the core process and the administrative supporting process. Most employees are engaged in the core process as members of teams which contribute in the production of learning resources.