Author Archives: Patrick A. Trottier

About Patrick A. Trottier

I am a 30 plus year applied Organizational Development practitioner having honed my craft in the U.S., Canada and internationally. Presently living in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., I am currently developing the next evolution of O.D. termed; 'Emergent Organizational Development and Emergent Change® (EODC)®, and focusing on Emergent OD®, Emergent Change® and the development of Emergent Organizations® within my professional practice.

A Living Culture™

© By Patrick Trottier (PT) My thoughts… I often wonder how many organizations truly put the effort into understanding how culture is fundamental to their business success, and how to manifest such to bring their desired culture into the fabric … Continue reading

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Emergent Organizational Development And Emergent Change (EODC)®

By Patrick A. Trottier We know that organizations today are facing a significant increase in the rate of change and greater complexities in the issues, opportunities and challenges they face as regional and global growth is demanded. The purpose of … Continue reading

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A “Living Vision” – Emergent Organizational Development (EOD)®

© Patrick A. Trottier VISION → SHARED VISION → LIVING VISION The notion of a ‘living vision’ has two basic ideas: 1. The vision continually emerges in the ‘now’ time… 2. A person(s) is either living and further manifesting the … Continue reading

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“Creating Readiness For Desired Change and Development”

Everything included in this blog site is under trademark, 2017. We appreciate your honoring and respecting such. Nothing can be printed or used in any way without written (not email) permission by Patrick A. Trottier, The Institute of Emergent Organizational … Continue reading

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The Land Of Org – “A Living, Emerging Vision”

Everything included in this blog site is under trademark, 2017. We appreciate your honoring and respecting such. Nothing can be printed or used in any way without written (not email) permission by Patrick A. Trottier, The Institute of Emergent Organizational … Continue reading

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Beauty (Cultural Congruency) and the Beast (The Culture Gap)

By Patrick Trottier First, I have to admit that I have been studying, working with and thinking about ‘organizational culture’ for over 40 years and I still do not have all the answers – but I do have some perspectives that I … Continue reading

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Rethinking Resistance

By Patrick Trottier Do we need to rethink ‘resistance’ in facilitating organizational or cultural change and refocus on the process of change and development instead? Some say that ‘resistance’ is a natural state in any significant change process and there … Continue reading

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The 60% – 70% CM / Project Management Dilemma

  In 2003 – 2004 Trottier and Associates joined with ‘Performance Technologies Inc.’ to look at; “Why does IT/PM have such ineffective ‘success to failure’ performance results?” The data used was published by such reliable research groups as The Standish Group … Continue reading

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The Four Basic Approaches to Consultation – Working With People and Organizations

© By Patrick Trottier The concepts and ideas in the following write-up have been developed from a number of prominent and respected people in the field of OD, especially: Vol. I / II ‘Process Consultation’, Edger H. Schein – 1987, 1988, … Continue reading

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Try ‘OWNERSHIP’! ‘BUY-IN’ Just Doesn’t Make The Grade…

© By Patrick Trottier                “Anytime you, or someone around you, thinks or talks about ‘buy-in’;  Beware! It is a danger signal telling you that your development and implementation process is missing the essential ingredient of involving all who should be … Continue reading

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‘Doing and Being’

By Patrick Trottier 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 … Continue reading

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

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Why Are The Fundamentals Of Organizational Development Important?

By Patrick Trottier 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 … Continue reading

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

By Patrick Trottier 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 … Continue reading

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‘Generative Dialogue’ and Emergent Change

By Patrick Trottier For Download: PDF Version: GenerativeDialogue Introduction Generative and meaningful dialogue is a powerful tool and process to make real change happen. Generative and meaningful dialogue can connect people in ways they have not experienced before on a … Continue reading

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