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The difference between Organisational Development & Conscious Business

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May 14th, 2014

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‘This article first appeared in e-O&P Vol 21 No 1, Spring 2014 and is reproduced by kind permission of AMED www.amed.org.uk’. I see myself as someone who is an Organisational Development (OD) practitioner, who also has an interest in Conscious Business (CB). In conversation with peers in both spaces, my curiosity is drawn to how […]

Using behavioural economics to inform decision making

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May 7th, 2014

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New measures recently announced by the government will give us the freedom to choose to spend our pensions on what we wish to.  Like many matters of policy, at the heart of this is the question of how you view human nature.  Are people rational utility-maximising economic agents who will manage their money responsibly and […]

Ethical HR – courageous or foolhardy?…

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April 16th, 2014

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  “Should HR and people practice sit in isolation, or if it is integral to a company culture, ethos and purpose, should we not take that into account too?” Neil Morrison’s question is a good one. It comes at the end of a post in which he considered whether ‘bad’ companies can do ‘good’ work, […]

University in a changing world: Building the organisation

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February 24th, 2014

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Universities are complex systems, whose sense of being a single entity or organisation is often very mixed. At one level, people often share common procedures and systems for recruiting and enrolling students. Support services also have a degree of homogeneity, though even this breaks down if there are multiple sites. Faculties or schools may use […]

The rhetoric of change: 5 things that bug me

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January 8th, 2014

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I have been mulling over the nature of change recently, in the context of a couple of programmes I am delivering in the near future. And I noticed the Grinch in me getting irritated. For a while, I couldn’t quite place why I felt inclined to start lobbing Xmas puddings and dumplings around, and then […]