Our March Organisation Development café conversation explored the idea of first-time leadership development as a ritual. We largely based the discussion on the Gantz (2010) article which examined volunteer organisations and proposed that leadership development may be the most important capacity of such organisations. We...

“I am a Mini-me version of my manager”. Thats what a delegate on our first-line management program announced when we asked, ‘where or from who did you learn to be a manager?’ This sparked a great debate about the importance of walking the talk as...

Today I would like to paint a vivid picture of how we see teams in organisations: teamwork orchestrates the most harmonious melodies of success (the teams are the lifeline of the organisation). Much like a finely tuned orchestra, where every instrument plays a crucial role...

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....

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,...

we saw it fit to explore the concept of Team Intelligence, specifically examining it within the framework of traditional African Leadership. We believe in the significant influence of context on shaping outcomes, bringing this subject closer to home....

This week our first OD café for 2024 marked the kick-off of the new year. We appreciate the colleagues and clients who graciously accepted our invitation and contributed their real-life experiences to enrich the discussion. We shared stories of successful leadership development and explored current...