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From anxious activity to wise collective action: navigating uncertainty together

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May 13th, 2020

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Human beings struggle with uncertainty. We’re not really designed for it. Whilst it varies from person to person, generally speaking ‘not knowing’ is an anxiety inducing state. Unchecked our anxiety can destabilise us. It can heighten our mistrust of the words and deeds of others or lead us to latch on to and unquestioningly proliferate […]

OD and connection in a Virtual World

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April 14th, 2020

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We are living and working through strange and most likely transformative times. The global coronavirus pandemic is a challenge unlike any other facing individuals, businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes. Even where this isn’t the case, the social distancing measures in place around the world have overnight forced us into a radical re-organisation […]

How do we find belonging at work?

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May 25th, 2016

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Belonging touches what is core to our human experience, as social beings, about where, and sometimes how, we find ourselves in relation to others, and perhaps what we can create together as a result. When we’re muttering about ‘management’ or talking down about ‘the team’ we distance ourselves from the people that make up these […]

Being bolder and braver

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October 9th, 2015

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I’m mid-way through the two year MSc in People and Organisational Development at Roffey Park and, from the selection event onwards, it was obvious that the MSc experience was going to be as much about developing me, as it was about supporting the development of others (and their organisations). Once we began to explore the […]