Archive for the ‘Organisation Design’ category

What is an Organisation Development Practitioner?

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May 16th, 2019

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And would you like to become one, or hire one for your organisation? Let’s start with the basics: do you know what an Organisation Development practitioner is? Back in 2015, Roffey Park’s Management Agenda survey investigated the main barriers to effective organisational development, and found the most common response was “managers don’t know what it […]

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 […]

Building Resilience in Teams? Here’s how

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July 13th, 2017

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Ask anyone at work whether they’ve experienced change in the last five years and it’s likely that the answer will be a resounding sigh, followed by a yes.  Change is prevalent, our own research finds that roughly 1 in 2 managers report having undergone change initiatives with only 40% of them agreeing they were successful. […]

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 […]

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 – […]