• 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.

    A Game of Strategy

    by  • December 1, 2014 • OD and L&D • 2 Comments

    From Richard Whittington to George RR Martin – how strategy looks like through a Game of Thrones.

    Richard Whittington recently released a second edition to his infamous “What is Strategy and Does It Matter”, a book about which I wrote not too long ago. In a tribute to Whittington and to the upcoming launch of the new Game of Thrones series, Here are Whittington’s Houses of strategy, #GoT Style:   The...

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    What OD is

    by  • October 27, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    What is Organisational development? Let's step into the really of Infinite possibilities and see what OD can be.

    OD is strategy Yes, even the hardcore, classic tools like SWOT, PESTLE and Force Field analysis; even the classic writers like Drucker, Porter and Mintzberg. OD is about formulating plans for prosperity which includes finance, marketing, sales, technology, product/service development, infrastructure and everything else. It does that with the knowledge and understanding that no...

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    What is Organisational Development?

    by  • October 20, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Organisational Development means a lot of things to a lot of people. Let’s start with what it is NOT.

    I spent the better part of the past 2 years trying to figure out what organisational development is. This ongoing enquiry spilled to the circles of consultants and People Professionals (none of us are hardcore HR) I run with. Some of these are OD champions; some practice OD without knowing they practice it. OD is in...

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    Hire a Fool

    by  • October 5, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Would you hire a fool as a consultant? Would you hire a non-expert? Here are some thoughts on why – sometimes – you should hire an organisational fool.

    What are you looking for what you are hiring a consultant? A doctor that will diagnose an ailment? A surgeon who will remove it? An accountant who will audit? A trailblazer who will find you the path not taken and walk you up it? A sage advisor who has been here, there and everywhere...

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    Appraise your appraisal

    by  • September 26, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    When was the last time you gave your appraisal system a health check? Here is some food for thought to help make your appraisal work better for you and your organisation.

    Two of my favourite internet bloggers have been discussing a disease and one of its cures to one of the most common ailments of organisations.  OfficeVibe’s infographic is a telling bit of shameful statistics. It reveals some very sad truths about how mechanistic (and meaningless) appraisals have become in organisations. Mashable listed a bunch...

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    Help & free people diagnosis

    by  • September 12, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    I need your help: join my research, get free people diagnosis.

    Hello there. I don’t usually use this blog in such a direct way, except I really need help. A while ago I wrote about a research I’m piloting for my MSc in Organisational Development. But Instead of the science and what got me there, let me lay it out in front of you, plain...

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