• Posts Tagged ‘OD’

    …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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    In the name of research

    by  • July 7, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Understand organizational research better – go on your own noble quest for knowledge.

      The field of management research appears to be suffering. You know things get interesting when there is research about how research is conducted in a particular field. Note that my use of the word “interesting” is not euphemistic. It is interesting because it research the research is popping the bonnet of this sports...

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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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    You can’t teach leadership

    by  • September 7, 2014 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    There is so much talk about leadership: qualities, techniques, methods, models. But fact is, there is a huge chunk of leadership you simply cannot teach: if they don’t follow, y’ain’t much of a leader.

    A while back I had to write a paper about leadership, change and organisational development. It was one of the most difficult papers I had to write. It didn’t take long to suss out why. I have somewhat of a profound disdain towards the topic of leadership. Don’t get me wrong – leadership is...

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    A Matter of Perspective

    by  • August 8, 2014 • OD and L&D • 2 Comments

    Can you get satisfaction? It’s all a matter of perspective. Improve your ability to negotiate, manage and lead through understanding perspectives.

    Consider the song Satisfaction by the Stones. According to the Independent, It is the fifth (5th) most cover song in the history of pop music with 98 different versions. (For you Trivia hounds, in first place is Eleanor Rugby which has collected 131 different cover versions). Each of the following...

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