Archive for the ‘Organisational Development’ category

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) […]

Leading in Complexity – so what?

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March 20th, 2017

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Leadership ain’t what it used to be. The image of a great white man at the top of the pyramid is, we can only hope, gone forever. The question now is “What will take the place of that image?” What is leadership in a world of open boundaries, multiple differences, and massive interdependencies? Consider the […]

Are you a traveller with a tale?

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November 24th, 2016

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ODN Europe is pleased to offer a writing workshop, running from lunch time on Tuesday 30th May 2017 to lunch time on Thursday 1st June 2017 at the Roffey Park Institute, to those who would like to write for publication (or for other reasons they may hold). The purpose of the workshop is to enable […]

Corporate Rebels: The Search for Happiness at Work

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November 24th, 2016

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I attended a very interesting session at Roffey this week about how organisations might be reinvented in the 21st century. Organised by Tom Kenward and hosted by Steve Hearsum, about 20 people spent Wednesday morning with two Dutch millennials Pim & Joost who shared their perspectives about searching for a different way of working – […]