Archive for the ‘Organisational Development’ category

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 […]

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 […]