Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Doing and Being’

 Abridged From ‘The Organizational Development Workshop’ Organizational Development is not just a bunch of theories, interventions and technical methodologies. As part of the ’mastery’ of  the discipline and practice of Organizational Development, as well as many other professions and disciplines, one fundamental … Continue reading

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How Well Is Your Organization’s ‘Reputational Bank’ Doing? Is It Continually Making Deposits Or Withdrawals?

Social capital, or ‘reputational capital’ as it is also referred to, is defined as the goodwill available to parties in relationships that are characterized by high levels of trust, mutual understanding, mutual goals and interests, complementary competencies, and strong communication … Continue reading

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Why Are The Fundamentals Of Organizational Development Important?

To begin with a few quotes:  “You have to monitor your fundamentals constantly because the only thing that changes will be your attention to them. The fundamentals will never change.” Michael Jordan  “Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick … Continue reading

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What Is A ‘Healthy, Performance-Based Organization and Culture’?

One hears a lot these days about ‘healthy organizations’, ‘healthy cultures’, and the need to enhance ‘organizational performance’. What does that mean? The following are a few attributes and perspectives that I believe describe such. Of course these are not all … Continue reading

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Creating Comfort With the Unknown -‘Generative Dialogue’ and Emergent Change

Generative and meaningful dialogue can be a powerful tool and process to facilitate individual, group and organizational performance aligned to continuous, emergent changing environments, challenges and opportunities. ‘Making sense’ of things is a powerful aspect of understanding, re-framing, experiencing and … Continue reading

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