Archive for the ‘Change’ category

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 […]

Who do we trust in times of change?

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May 11th, 2016

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Recently I was with a group of leaders reflecting upon the numerous changes they are trying to navigate their teams through – redundancies, mergers, new roles, new processes, and of course “doing more with less”. We were using Kubler-Ross’ classic change curve (1) to identify reactions to the changes, both amongst the leaders themselves and […]

The Junior Doctors’ Strike – an illustration of leading change?

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January 27th, 2016

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I’m writing this blog just after the first junior doctors’ strike, when it is still unclear whether parties will return to ACAS and negotiate a deal, whether new contracts will be imposed upon junior doctors and whether further strikes will take place. Whatever your view on the rights and wrongs of the positions of the […]

In service of the group: Why good facilitation matters

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August 20th, 2015

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May be I’m a facilitation snob, but over the last few months I’ve seen quite a few facilitators who are well-meaning but to a greater or lesser extent, unskilled. That’s not to say that there isn’t latent potential in these facilitators, but it is, as yet untapped. As we recruit for either full time or […]

Facilitation as invitation

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March 4th, 2015

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Whilst reading some relatively recent articles in academic journals (2012) on experiential learning and ‘Outdoor Management Development’ (OMD) for my doctorate, I was surprised to come across references to Kolb’s learning cycle. I realised I hadn’t thought about Kolb in reference to experiential learning for a good 10 years. The model was being critiqued as […]