Archive for the ‘Organisational Development’ category

Is #digital impacting leadership?

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February 18th, 2015

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The short answer is: yes. But beyond that it is hard to say how. Not because there hasn’t been an impact, rather the debate was over scale, or whether digital brings new challenges, or is the ‘same old same old’, with added twiddly bits and a smidge of geek chic plus directions to Hoxton or […]

(Yet another blog on) banks, fines, ethics, culture, regulation and why ‘something must be done’

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November 27th, 2014

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The only thing that is missing from the title of this post is ‘Think of the children, oh why won’t you think of the children!!’, accompanied by suitable handwringing and wistful looks skywards to some Higher Power. Part of me thinks ‘why bother writing this’, and another believes this is too important to allow myself […]

Designing for the ‘to-be state’

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September 22nd, 2014

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What I’ve found in the organisation design work that I do that there’s a great desire from stakeholders to map the current, ‘as-is’ state and define the end ‘to-be’ state. It seems to provide some kind of comfort level they know where they are – admittedly, sometimes worth finding out, and they agree where they […]

Managing motivation

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May 15th, 2014

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Any conversation around motivation and retention as it relates to financial rewards as incentive needs to consider a fundamental question: To what extent is the organisation interested in the evidence relating to the validity of incentives/rewards and performance? The research that exists on the relationship between performance and financial incentives reveals that, unless the employee […]

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 […]