• 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.

    The Power of “I Don’t Know”

    by  • March 13, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Not knowing something has a power, and admitting to it has even more. Unleash the power that is non-knowledge.

    We’ve all had the experience of being asked a difficult question to which, frankly, we had no answer. Either because we didn’t have enough knowledge, or we had no knowledge, or the answer had nothing to do with data, but was rather about our perception or feeling. The latter is, perhaps, the most difficult...

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    This Consultant’s Work

    by  • March 6, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    About consultancy and solutions, implementation and results; and how the kind of consultancy you want will change the nature of the outcome

    I noticed this fantastic post on a twitter feed and couldn’t resist retweeting it because it is so true and wonderfully depicted. What’s more, it isn’t only junior and senior designers that go through this journey, but also people who practice consultancy. Plumbing as a type of consultancy What consultancy means varies from one...

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    Beyond models

    by  • February 6, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Beyond models – what models are really for

      Models are cool. They simplify. They illustrate. They take a mass of data and highlight links in that mass. Models are based on trends and patterns that appear in the world around us. We find these models and use them to configure the best way of doing something, from brewing coffee to saying...

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    Reflexion – be better

    by  • January 11, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Reflexion is the practice that helps us make better sense of the fluid stance of change and how we work with/in it.

    The other day I caught a priest talking on the radio about the New Year, about it being a time for reflection. His words were quite poignant, if not a wee bit trite – reflecting at the end of one year and the beginning of another is a good thing to do. And yet,...

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    About [parenting] organisations

    by  • December 15, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    As it turns out, you can cross over tips for healthy children and tips for healthy organisations.

    Not long ago I read this article by Zoe Williams about parenting. The more I read, the more I realised that significant portions of it can be applied to our world, the world of organisations, companies, businesses; those filled with employees, leaders, bosses, managers, teams, remote workers, customers, stakeholders, committees, executives and whatnot. It...

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