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This is no xxxxxxx ‘answer’ to organisational challenges, just lots of wrestling

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August 9th, 2017

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Recently I hosted a day at Roffey Park with Pim, Joost and Freek aka the Corporate Rebels. This is the second time they have visited us, and it was good to hear how their thinking is evolving as they continue on their quest to better understand what it takes to create organisations (or change them) […]

The Corporate Rebels visit Roffey Park and spark some thoughts….

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November 23rd, 2016

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I had the pleasure of hosting a morning at Roffey Park recently with Pim & Jost, aka The Corporate Rebels. You can find out more about who they are and their story so far here – they tell it better than I can. The essence is that, after a couple of years in their first […]

HR, Digital and the need for people centred transformation

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November 15th, 2016

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Roffey Park and Transform UK recently hosted a one day summit on the theme of ‘HR & Digital: we need to talk’. We had a mix of private, public and third sector organisations, with a good mix of digital specialists and HR people. Much ground was covered as we set out to explore the meaning […]

Too controversial? That’s me, apparently.

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October 7th, 2016

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A few weeks ago, the lovely folk at CIPD Sussex invited me to do a talk at one of their events. I mused, and the theme I came up with, which they liked, was “The Inner Trump of Leadership” (more detail here). On the night itself, as part of the intro to me, it was […]

Organisation design without organisational development? Can’t be done.

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January 19th, 2016

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In fact, it is bonkers. And before I provoke a storm of interdisciplinary warfare between opposing camps of practitioners, let me backtrack for a moment and start with a couple of definitions: Organisational Development: “a systematic approach to improving organisational effectiveness – one that aligns strategy, people and processes” – Roffey Park’s definition Organisation Design: […]