Archive for the ‘Organisational Development’ category

Strategic HR and OD – the difference and the overlap. What planet are we on?

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April 29th, 2013

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At HRD 2013, we recently presented the following session on the difference and overlap between Strategic HR and OD. The debate about HR and OD is on some levels interesting, and on other levels runs the risk of being conceptual and of little practical use. Our aim with the session was to do the following: […]

Taming Wicked Issues with Glenda H Eoyang and Human Systems Dynamics

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October 23rd, 2012

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The Human Systems Dynamics Institute specialize in wicked issues—the wickeder the better and they will join with Roffey Park in December to host a training program to help you tame your own wicked issues. How many of your issues are wicked?  A wicked issue: Keeps coming back, even after you think you have solved it. […]

What can we learn about organisational development from Danny Boyle?

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August 2nd, 2012

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“The isle is full of noises ,sounds and sweet airs that give delight and harm not” the words of Caliban, spoken by Isambard Kingdom Brunel aka Kenneth Branagh whose vigorous voice gave life to Shakespeare’s  words in the opening of Danny Boyle’s Olympic Ceremony. For the next three hours the isle was indeed full of […]

One paper down ten to go! Getting stuck into an MSc in Organisational Development (at last)

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April 27th, 2012

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I have been thinking about doing an MSc in Organisational Development for 11 years (long story as to why) and have probably requested the Roffey Park information at least four times so it was with real excitement, anticipation and a bit of dread (there go all my weekends) that I made the very long journey […]