Organisational development practitioners get very excited about the chance to work in full-scale organisational transformation. Organisational transformation is about significant and lasting change in the organisation. It usually involves redesigning what are sometimes called the higher order structural elements such as significant shifts in purpose,...

I must admit that I had a somewhat snobbish attitude toward L&D. There – it's out there. I see myself as an OD practitioner in the glamorous world of organisational transformation, and I saw the L&D team as folks filling seats on training courses. I was...

Today in the name of efficiency, leaders are overlooking conversation and thus storytelling as an important and useful method of communication. In a world of email, text messaging, and other instant communication tools, the emphasis is on just getting the information out there, and less on the...

Organisational development evolved in roughly the 1930s, primarily from the world of Psychology. The founding father of Organisational Development is considered to be Kurt Lewin, an MIT professor who worked across a wide range of areas including organisational psychology and change as well as group dynamics....

You might be wondering what on earth organisational development is, and you’d be in good company – it can seem like a rather abstract concept and as a result, it isn’t always implemented effectively....