Organization development has yet to earn a role in all organizations. Only the most progressive companies have organization development roles, staffs, departments, …
Social media is the most important communication and collaboration tool since the smoke signal.
The organization development world has been invaded by social media. The organization development profession is in a, social media, world of trouble because social media delivers all the intended qualities of OD, but more organic, more genuine, and more impressive community results than OD has ever been accepted to do.
When evaluating social media, it is time to move beyond fight, flight, or friend.
An impact analysis is an early-phase assessment to identify all stakeholders, their needs, their awareness, and their insight into the project – these people are not only sponsors and customers, but the people you want to invite people into the change. Involvement impacts success.
Just like a pebble tossed into a pond, projects cause ripples that carry beyond the initial splash. Projects sponsors who fail to link the change a project has to people, process, and technology risk project success and project adoption.
To run a team, manage a group, or lead an organization means you line people up yell, “ready, steady, go” and we folk hum along without need, guidance, motivation, communication, or care for anyone but the organization.
The reason a professional might call for an organization intervention comes from the feeling of organization sabotage.
Something is wrong.
Someones needs help.
We need to intervene.
The key for organizations to grow and to thrive relies they ability to scope, manage, and deliver projects. How you and your …
To deliver what someone expects, when someone expects, and the price someone agrees to requires an ability to define scope.
When a project fails, resources are lost and organization pressure increases. The more projects that fail the more resistant people are to associate with, work on, or fund new projects.
This is a first in a series of scope and project management blogs and templates to improve project delivery with a set of tools and principles to understand and manage project scope, from impact assessment through stakeholder communication.
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal presented More Workers Start to Quit. Workers voluntarily quit and reject the feeling that they are lucky to …
Micromanagers grind work to halt and wastes resources, requisite organization is framework that looks at strategy with time as a critical element for how work is assigned, done, and managed. Requisite organization, or requisite uncertainty, is a great way to empower employees, maximize resources, and modify micromanagers.
Every business function is subordinated to either: sales, finance, or human resources. How can HR possibly have any impact when business is all about sales, brining in the money and finance making the best use of the money?
Frameworks and theories that rely on past events ignore all opportunity for organizations to interact in an interdependent co-generative way: systems theory.
Systems theory and systems thinking relies on interface, feedback, organizational goals, input, throughput, output, differentiation, and integration.
This is the first time in American history that four generations are working together.
Baby Boomers actually have quite a bit in common with Gen X’ers or Echo Boomers, particularly because they gave birth to them and Gen Y probably knew them as siblings.
Guest blogger Michele Simos offers a simple solution to getting all of the generations on the same page.
Overwhelmingly, organizations rely on process analysis to identify opportunity for savings. Process analysis is most commonly identified as change management. Change …