• OD and L&D

    Read about Organisational Development and improvement, strategic workforce development, strategic Learning and Development (L&D) and what they all have to do with each other. We discuss research and thoughts about strategic employee development and making organisations more successful by putting robust people strategies and frameworks in place. We also link OD and L&D with our specialities – learning technologies and career transition.

    Nobody puts baby in the corner

    by  • December 1, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    A quick guide for moving L&D forward (and out of the corner)

    I was on a call with a chap I started working with recently. During the call he said to me (in what I believe was the best intention at heart) that no one would listen to me – a lowly learning professional. In his view, the business knows better than learning professionals, because we...

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    …is OD Part of HR?

    by  • November 12, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    A popular question with an unpopular answer.

    People ask this all the time, and I’d like to set the record straight: No. There are no two ways about it, folks, OD is not and should not be part of HR, and pardon the common vernacular when I say #SorryNotSorry. Why are so many OD people in HR? That’s a fantastic question,...

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    Losing our cool

    by  • October 20, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    There’s no silver-lining: people can’t be managed. And it will make you angry.

    A quick explanation: I wrote this blog in early August and decided to shelve it. Then – much to my surprise, a reminder popped on my ToDoIst and said “look at it”. Initially, I forgot I wrote this blog, I forgot I set the reminder (thank heavens for productivity apps, they do their job...

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