A solid organisational strategy serves as the North Star, the foundation upon which teams build their actions and decisions towards common objectives. Where there may be confusion or pulling in different directions, strategy provides a roadmap for navigating the complexities, seizing opportunities, and overcoming challenges,...

Most of the people around you battle with understanding what Organisation Development is, and what it can do for the organisation. As you get clearer, you can help to grow this powerful alternative to the traditional ways of managing organisational life....

We heard about developing “shared language” to strengthen “shared vision” – where instructional designers can play a role in creatively and engagingly bringing all stakeholders onto the same page insofar as “what we mean” when we communicate in large-scale systems change. ...

Often, in the pursuit of immediate results, an organisation, eager to address cultural issues, brings in OD consultants sporadically, seeking quick fixes rather than a cohesive and sustained plan. ...

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...

Throughout the change management process, a structure should be put in place to measure the business impact of the changes and ensure that continued reinforcement opportunities exist to build proficiencies. You should also evaluate your change management plan to determine its effectiveness and document any...

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...