Archive for the ‘Organisational Development’ category

Roffey Park announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive

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July 24th, 2018

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Alison Ritchie and the Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that the Board have recruited a new Chief Executive for Roffey Park who will start on 1 August 2018. Robert Coles is Founder and Director of the Centre for Alternative Leadership and Management.  He has had a distinguished career in Learning and Development; Executive […]

Another day, another high street chain in trouble

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June 29th, 2018

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The list of high street chains in trouble seems to grow daily – Mothercare, House of Fraser, M&S, and (even) Waitrose have all recently announced store closures in a bid to restore or improve profitability. The retail sector is not the only one hitting the headlines because of poor performance and corporate crisis – international […]

The nature of great compassionate leadership, courtesy of Google

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March 1st, 2018

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If your latest staff satisfaction survey has highlighted an increase in staff who feel undervalued and disengaged, and you’re observing lower productivity and higher staff turnover, it might be time to take a closer look at compassionate leadership. What Is Compassionate Leadership? Compassionate leadership has developed out of the science and application of mindfulness, originally […]

What is organization development?

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January 26th, 2018

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A definition of Organization Development Organization Development (OD) is the work of facilitating organisational success, by aligning structural, cultural and strategic realities of work to respond to the needs of an ever-evolving business climate. This involves facilitating a deep connection between the best business processes and structures on the one hand, and the people working […]

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) […]