Is Organizational Development a true path to strategic development? In the past it has been behaviourally focused. Now it is time for change. Time to get more holistic. More business like. More balanced. Traditionally Organizational Development (OD) was mainly concerned with the three S’s of an organisation: Structures Staff and Skills Specialists and consultants practising in Organizational Development would look at an organization and identify its stage of growth or maturity. … [Read more...] about Organizational Development a true path to strategic development?
HAVE-DO-BE or DO-BE-HAVE? In business we often hear terms like ‘business person’ or ‘entrepreneur’, but what do they mean and can we train these skills. Let’s look at what these terms mean before we explore any route to development: Business person “a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)” Entrepreneur “An individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business … [Read more...] about Developing entrepreneurial skills into business people
When situations are difficult it is easy to remain task focused (what), but does this help us maintain a future resistant approach? Schein in “Organizational Culture and Leadership” says “what happens in organizations is fairly easy to observe, but in the effort to understand why such things happen, culture as a concept comes into its own” If leadership is the key to the future success of our organisation then culture is the lock. In a world where we are very short term-ist (just look … [Read more...] about Not What Why
In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No … [Read more...] about Organisational Development – #oneword #HR #CIPD
The Hybrid Theory - beyond management & leadership... It’s the 21st century and, being an ‘evolved species’, we’ve come to recognise the requirement for progressive adaptation in response to external stimuli and environmental conditions to maintain competitive advantage. Civilised society has put comfortable distance between ‘natural selection’ and survival. From perpetual battles under empirical regimes to co-operative negotiation and global trading through ‘organisations’, complex … [Read more...] about The Hybrid Theory – manager, leader or something else?
The world of organizational development is s strange one. ask 10 practitioners in the field what it is and you will get 11 different answers! For those of us involved in the cloak and dagger world of Organizational Development we use a wide range of organizational diagnostic tools however when it comes to planning and monitoring progress we often do things a little freestyle. While this may feel creative and valuable it may well be one of the contributing factors to change programmes not … [Read more...] about Organizational Diagnostics and Strategy Maps
Emphasis on excellence Putting high value on persistence Stressing self-reliance Embracing competition Encouraging comradeship Massive motivation to win - to be the best Huge satisfaction for winners Source: David Megginson … [Read more...] about Coaching – seven sport and organisational analogies
What's New in Organizational Development - workshops The What's New Workshop Series We have noticed that many organizations demand leading edge solutions - NOW - but many of us do not have the time to research what is going on in other organizations. That is where we can help. We have looked at many organizations, seen what they are doing (and what works) and have distilled this information just for you. Easy 1/2 day workshops. You will take practical ideas away with you. Sessions run … [Read more...] about What’s new in od
Organisational Development Are you a Coach, Consultant, HR Specialist, Business Advisor, Accountant or VC? Do you need to get under the surface of an organisation or company? Do you want to maximise returns for your client? Do you want tools and approaches will help you be more effective? Then read on... It's not always easy to pinpoint where a business is going wrong. Especially when you're under pressure and can't see the wood for the trees. But help is here. At RapidBI (or … [Read more...] about RapidBI organisational development
Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, OD Culture and needs assessment What is Organizational Development? Organization Development (OD) is a complex strategy intended to change the beliefs, attitudes, values, culture and structure of organizations so that they can better adapt to new technologies, markets, and challenges. Organizational Development methods are employed to improve Organizational Effectiveness (OE). Performance improvement is a key reason for … [Read more...] about organizational development OD