Progressive organizations are routinely looking for a significant edge over the competition that can enable increased market share, fertile revenue streams and sustainable growth. Such objectives highlight the need for astute OD practitioners who can rise above the ‘corporate noise’ and timely initiate meaningful interventions in priority areas. Unfortunately, too many organizations focus on the short term resolution of current challenges and fail to realize the ‘Big Picture’ perspective in terms of harnessing the inherent strengths and accessible resources with an engaged workforce to secure a stellar future. Consequently, the efforts of OD practitioners are conveniently diluted by shortsighted corporate imperatives and ‘scapegoats’ are aggressively sought to ‘dump’ the blame for impending failures while promising careers dwindle in the harshness of organizational politics. Fortunately, such misfortunes can be avoided and the following approach safeguards against Machiavellian measures to preserve susceptible reputations…
Article by 10 October 2019
The word ‘Disruptive’ has come to signify the kind of transformative change that uproots existing norms of competitive economies and forges a path of its own by rewriting the ‘rule book’ while relegating complacent titans of industry to the annals of history. It’s the kind of trailblazing that is majestic in nature and game-changing in practice.
Article by 6 June 2019
“We’re serious: this is the end of dating”
As I sat calculating my route on the London Underground, an advert caught my eye. eHarmony were making a statement more of us need to consider. And I’m serious.
Imagine it really was the end? What would eHarmony become?
With this context in mind, I’ll pose a question. It’s a sensitive one, particularly in an age where few people seem to know what’s next, but stick with me for a few minutes:
Article by 6 November 2018
An Integrative Model for Achieving Sustainable Business Excellence and Progressive Business Growth. Professional fields are often strewn with terminologies that ... View Article
Article by 1 November 2018
March to April seems to be my conference period, that time I take to re-energise, see what the latest thinking is and hang out with my tribe. This year I attended the Engage for Success Conference and the Organisation Development Network Europe Conference. I am not going to talk about highlights as I’ve done that through my various social media channels already. Instead thinking about all the HR Directors that are reading this, thought I’d share what keeps coming back up in my mind; this is a reflective piece rather than a tip and hints one.
Article by 4 June 2018
Progressive organizations are always willing to embrace promising expansion and growth opportunities if they align with their strategic imperatives. Such initiatives are frequently done by investing in other businesses to achieve a faster growth trajectory, gain additional know-how and facilitate entry into new markets/sectors.
Article by 2 May 2018
Business information permeates in every functional aspect of an organization. It is the primary driver of decision making and enables vibrant actions that are the harbingers of progressive/regressive corporate strides. Organizations have a penchant for hastening the process of their blossoming/fading based upon their ability/inability to strengthen the foundational elements of managing information that can be encapsulated in the 5Ps, i.e., Produce, Polish, Propagate, Process and Preserve.
Article by 14 February 2018
Progressive organizations are continuously looking for ways to improve their operational efficiencies under clearly defined, easily understood and widely embraced strategic imperatives. A common thread that can facilitate such dynamic initiatives is the presence of a healthy cohesive culture. However, it remains a formidable challenge for organizations, especially, in high growth sectors, e.g., IT, to sustain a set of cherished principles/values/behaviors/norms that can enable effective coalescing of an increasingly diverse workforce towards a common purpose.
Article by 20 October 2017
2016 was only the pebble dropping into the pond. 2017...18...19 will be the ripples that we need to contend with, with much yet unknown and no doubt, many more surprises to come. All we know is that change is constant.
Article by 8 June 2017
Graham White introduces his seven deadly sins of poor leadership buy-ins.
Article by 16 May 2017