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Rethinking the world of work: OD’s role in strengthening culture

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April 14th, 2020

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Today more than ever, there is so much to say about this topic. Where to focus? My present experiences around this relate particularly to supporting a (brilliant) NHS University Hospital Trust with navigating a core question: How to strengthen culture in crisis? I think the question is relevant to many leaders in many settings right […]

Rethinking the world of work: The Impact and Value of OD

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April 3rd, 2020

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If there was ever a time for organisation development to demonstrate its value and impact, that time is now. And there is so much value to be had. Organisations and individuals, dispersed and de-centred by a seismic shift in the global external landscape of health, work and economy, today face an existential challenge to adapt […]

Rethinking the world of work: Problem solving using an OD mindset

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April 1st, 2020

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In recent years and particularly recent weeks and days, the problems we face are becoming more complex in every domain of life. Working life is clearly not immune. A so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution was already upon us, now the global corona virus pandemic has de-centred the physical workplace, collapsed demand for all kinds of goods […]

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 […]

“It’s c**p and I’m so bored” – education?

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October 14th, 2016

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I had a delightful conversation with someone recently. I confess, I do delight when my prejudices and beliefs are affirmed. Here though, I’d like you to challenge my challenge… We were talking about his choices around how to develop himself further as a developer. He is almost one year in to an MBA in the […]