Category Archives for "Organisational Development"

Organisational Development (also known as OD or OrgDev) is a structured, systematic and scientific approach to improving organisational effectiveness through research and testing. The primary intention of Organisational Development is to align the:

  1. Strategy,
  2. Structure,
  3. Systems,
  4. Processes, and
  5. People

with the aims and desired outcomes of the organisation.

Organisational Development incorporates areas of Organisational Psychology, Change Management and Human Resource Management.

How to increase the sales of new products by 12-18%

Product Development

How to increase the sales of new products in the marketplace by 12-18% Looking for a way to increase the sales of new products? A new study has been published looking the effectiveness of R&D and marketing cooperation as compared to R&D and sales cooperation for new-product development and sales under different market and organisational […]

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Why your Business and Management Information Systems may well be way out of date – even if you have just got it…

Management Information Systems

Since the 2007/8 global financial crisis, business methods have changed almost out of all recognition. Bureaucratic, top down methods are being left behind as business leaders realise that in order to compete businesses have to move quickly in often unpredictable directions. One example of this has been the British telecommunications company, BT, that ended up […]

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Can entrepreneurship training give organisations a competitive advantage?

Entrepreneurship training

How to gain a competitive edge is (or should be) the concern of many organisations. A new study looking at one factor, entrepreneurship training, wanted to test whether this will actually make a difference to the organisations level of competitive advantage.   Entrepreneurship training Entrepreneurial culture Human resources development Developing sustainable competitive advantage as a […]

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How to Develop Organisational Agility and Intelligence

How to develop organisational agility

How to Develop Organisational Agility How to Develop Organisational Agility. Many organisations want to develop greater agility and better knowledge management in the face of uncertainty and change. A new study looks at what it is that helps to create greater levels of agility and intelligence / knowledge management capability.  The big 3 factors for […]

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The down-side of organisational identification: Can you be too aligned with your organisation?

Organisational identification

The strength of organisational identification indicates the level to which the employees identify and agree with the goals, mission and values of the organisation they work in. Organisation identification is a key indicator of things like employee commitment to the organisation or company, loyalty, intention to leave and a host of other indicators.     […]

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What organisational cultures work best in organisations using outsourced staff?

Outsourced staff

In the hotel trade, as with many other industries, outsourcing to smaller companies for certain roles is becoming increasingly common. The hospitality industry is unique in that much of its business is customer focused and, where staff rebel against their employers, the customers tend to get the brunt of the bad feeling. Outsourced staff tend […]

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How to change a bureaucracy into a dynamic organisation

How to change a bureaucracy

Public and private bureaucracies have a number of traits that collude toward slowing them down and producing outcomes that streamlined, fast paced organisations would never tolerate. In dynamic businesses, most, if not all the employees work together to achieve the aims of that business rather than the agendas of individuals. A new study looks at […]

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Knowledge Management: How personality affects knowledge sharing in organisations

Knowledge Management

Many studies have found that good knowledge management systems and processes are the basis of enhanced competitive advantage. Knowledge management or the collation, storage, transmission, sharing and use of know how and organisational information are essential activities in any viable organisation.  Whether it is communicating with or marketing to customers, designing strategy, managing, writing reports […]

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Levels of Organisational Development – Level 6 – Self-organisation and self-development

self-organisation

Level 6: Self-organisation and self-development Level 1 – Formation Level 2 – Formalisation Level 3 – Integration Level 4 – Expansion Level 5 – Coordination   The distinctive features of the self-organisation and self-development level of organisational development, otherwise known as a holacracy, is characterised by: – a)    A reduction in central control and management. […]

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Levels of organisational development – Level 5

coordination

Following on from the previous posts about this new research, today I look at level 5 of the six levels of organisational development. Level five is the coordination level. Level 1 – Formation Level 2 – Formalisation Level 3 – Integration Level 4 – Expansion   Level 5: Coordination     As the organisation or […]

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