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Change Management, Organization Development, Culture

The development of your organization and, particularly, how you manage change impacts the success of your business. Organization development activities intervene in the interactions of your people systems such as formal and informal groups, work culture and climate, and organization design to increase their effectiveness using a variety of applied behavioral sciences.
  1. Change Management - OD (46)
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Build Support for Effective Change Management
Change can succeed. Effective change management helps change succeed. The role of building support for change prior to the change and during the change in change management is explored. Your change management efforts can succeed. Learn more about building support for change.

Why You Really Ought to Want to Love Your Work
Are you working more, enjoying it less, and dreading the time you spend most days at your work place? If you answered "yes" to this question, take time to explore your current career choice and consider all of the other options life has to offer.

The New Role of the Human Resource Professional
The HR function can be the last bastion of bureaucracy. Traditionally, the role of the Human Resource professional in many organizations has been to serve as the systematizing, policing arm of management. While some need for this role remains — you wouldn’t want every manager putting his own spin on a sexual harassment policy, as an example — much of the HR role is transforming itself.

Build a Mentoring Culture
What does it take to develop people? More than writing “equal opportunity” into your organization’s mission statement. More than sending someone to a training class. More than hard work on the part of employees. What development does take is people who are willing to listen and help their colleagues. Development takes coaches, guides and...

Laughing Your Way to Organizational Health
Workplace health and wellness for employees is critical to your organization. Humor can help you create them. David Granirer's humor insights tell you how.

Build a Strategic Framework: Mission, Vision Statement ...
Organizations whose employees understand the mission and goals enjoy a 29 percent greater return than other firms. U.S. workers want their work to make a difference, but 75% do not think their company's mission statement has become the way they do business. Read more to find out how to develop a successful strategic framework.

How to Get a Seat at the Executive Table: Ten Tips
Do you influence your company's direction? Contribute to the corporate discussion about customers, products and strategy? Are you a participant in senior level meetings? Do managers seek your opinion? If you can answer "yes" to these questions and you also initiate people programs and processes, welcome to the executive board room. You've made...

The Mid-Life Challenge: Make a Plan to Re-ignite Career Passion
Nobody will stop you in the hallway at work to ask if your career provides meaning and personal fulfillment. Recognizing that something’s missing in your career and vocational life and taking the initiative to make a career change must come from within. These tips will help you take charge of re-igniting your career search and making your...

Build a Values-Based Organization
Does the environment of your workplace motivate, excite and retain employees? To ensure that it does, create a workplace with a foundation firmly based on your core values. Learn more in this article from Susan Heathfield, the About HR Guide.

Promote Your Personal Growth and Motivation
Are you feeling blah about your life? Does boredom make you unmotivated and unexcited? Are you having a mid-life crisis? You can promote your personal growth and motivation to overcome this inertia. Here are ideas and tools that will help you explore personal growth, set new goals, choose motivation and get your life and work back on a course...

Explore the New Science of Complexity
The emerging science of complexity helps you better understand how organizations actually work. This will help you enable your organization to become more resilient and learn to change - quickly. Learn more about developing a change ready organization.

Book Review: Birth of the Chaordic Age
Birth of the Chaordic Age, by Dee Hock, opens the door to exciting ideas and new ways of thinking about organizations. Birth of the Chaordic Age is a landmark book in which Hock provides his philosophy about the fundamental nature of people and organizations. Read a full review of this book.

Business Consulting, Management Consulting: Resources for Consultants
Find resources for both internal and external consultants. Business management consulting, management consulting, IT consulting, human resources consulting and organization development consulting resources are here. Consultants from most disciplines including computer consulting and Internet consulting will find these consulting books, consulting articles and consulting websites invaluable.

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