organization, development, growth, business, Toby Elwin

Organization development is business growth

Organization development has yet to earn a role in all organizations. Only the most progressive companies have organization development roles, staffs, departments, or groups. The challenge to organization development success is that it is hard to find a linear trajectory for success. Organization development may have clear goals, but the reality, there is rarely a linear path. What is organization development and why does it seem organization development is an after-thought or only found at bigger Fortune 500 firms or identifiably progressive organizations? Is organization development really a business luxury? The Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group [update 2015: now Boston Facilitators Roundtable] writes: Organization development (OD) is a professional discipline with focus on improving and enhancing capabilities within organizations to meet strategic and tactical goals. That focus is directed at the performance of people:  individuals, groups and teams distinct from capital or …

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Notes from Boston: the state of US venture capital

This was originally posted in the nowEurope, where I post as a contributor. nowEurope reported on technology innovation in Central Europe Centrope ICT Technology Transfer. CENTROPE is the integration and cooperation of the quadrangle borders between the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Here is the article, as originally posted: In Boston, I recently attended the Annual VC Outlook Dinner, hosted by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs. The evening provided a snapshot of the investment climate here in the United States. Some of these insights may apply to other parts of the world, including Central Europe. The evening included a panel discussion and dialogue.  The panel was made up of representatives from six leading US venture capital firms: Highland Capital Partners; Battery Ventures; TVM Capital; Atlas Venture; Bain Capital Ventures; Commonwealth Capital Ventures; and Greylock Partners These …