• Posts Tagged ‘Organisational Development’

    …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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    Thank you. (Acknowledgements)

    by  • August 31, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    A very personal blog post this week: my deepest gratitude to everyone who’ve helped me put together my MSc dissertation in organisational development for Sheffield Hallam University.

    To my partner, who absorbed more Organisational Development (OD) theory in the past three years than she would probably care to absorb in a lifetime; but read every single assignment and bravely asked me questions she may not have wanted to hear the answers to, but knew I needed to be asked them. To...

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    When FanOrgs happen

    by  • August 24, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Not too long ago I wrote about the fandom organisation. I shared that post with a good friend of mine, also a consultant, asked me a great question: how do you achieve it?

    So how do you achieve a fandom organisation? I told my friend I didn’t know. As I continued to question myself about creating fandom organisations, I realised that trying to formulate fandom into the work environment so that shareholders could get richer feels a bit sticky and unpleasant to me, because fandoms are so...

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    Multi-lingual Leadership

    by  • August 3, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Time to rethink the language of MBA programmes

      Not long ago I met with an MBA professor. A learned chap, highly achieved, quite seasoned. He is one of those professors who consults in organisations outside the rather prestigious university in which he teaches; one of those professors who researches and publishes papers. The lot. Seeing as I take some issue with...

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    Honest politics

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

    Can politics be honest and what does that have to do with your office life.

      If I were to ask you what is the filthiest, most visceral fictional television show you know, I reckon I’ll get answers like Game of Thrones, or The Walking Dead. Maybe even American Horror Story. The cynics among you might say Pretty Little Liars. But I will look at you with a mysterious...

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