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Can a Boss-Free Office Boost Employee Engagement? - The Salary Reporter

Can a Boss-Free Office Boost Employee Engagement? - The Salary Reporter | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Ilya Pozin, the founder of digital marketing agency Ciplex, introduces a compelling argument in a recent Inc. column:

 

Institute a boss-free office to boost employee engagement and motivation.


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Storytelling From Guy Laramee

Storytelling From Guy Laramee | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In 1999 Guy Laramee, put a sand blaster to a book and within an instant had unveiled his hidden talent for book sculpting. Today his sculptures are internationally known. He’s recently released two additions to his landscape series; The Great Wall and Biblos.

 

Laramee’s Zen-like philosophy can be easily seen in the stunning works — gaining true knowledge by erosion, not accumulation. He says his sculptures make a statement about being lost in the information age, and that you can know more about the world by knowing less.


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Appreciative Inquiry through Stories

Appreciative Inquiry through Stories | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
... sense of complex issues, and together we can create new stories. A beautiful quote says it all: “Remember, you don't fear people whose stories you know, real listening always brings people closer together.” Meg Wheatley.
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The 'X' model of employee engagement - BlessingWhite © 2012

Employee Engagement can be a vague term. In this model, BlessingWhite details a specific and compelling model for articulating what Employee Engagement is - ...

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Preventing the Loss of Key Talent - Forbes

Preventing the Loss of Key Talent - Forbes | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Should companies return to their pre-recession approach to talent management or significantly change the way they manage talent? It is definitely not time to go back to business as usual.
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A guide to Action Learning

A guide to Action Learning | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
WHAT IS AN ACTION LEARNING SET? Action Learning is a learning process which can be applied to any number of different professional (and personal) issues and challenges. In Action Learning groups or 'sets' we meet ...

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To inspire others, it's how you do it that counts

To inspire others, it's how you do it that counts | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Our world has rapidly gone from being connected to interconnected to interdependent. When the world is tied together this intimately, everyone's values and behavior matter more than ever, because our actions affect more people than ever and in ways they never have.


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devinhenkel » the 5 vectors of business transformation

devinhenkel » the 5 vectors of business transformation | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
regardless of the ecosystem in which your organization operates, you are guaranteed to be subject to these drivers of change. plan your innovation activities accordingly.
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The Science of Compassion

The Science of Compassion | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
As human beings, we will inevitably encounter suffering at some point in our lives. However, we also have evolved very specific social mechanisms to relieve that pain: altruism and compassion.
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Employee Engagement - The Start of Something Good

The available evidence, is providing a sound indication that businesses that invest in employee engagement initiatives, are better equipped to maintain performance and secure extra discretionary effort from staff.

 

As a business owner or manager, you need to be aware of the latest findings from the vast amount of research being conducted around the world at moment, in respect to the subject of employee engagement.

 

This excellent article, summarises key findings from different research projects, and it provides five tips from an expert that you can use to improve employee engagement levels in your business.



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Dynamics of Complex Living Systems - Conversations On OD

Dynamics of Complex Living Systems - Conversations On OD | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Using the Two-Loops model of Meg Wheatley and Deborah Frieze as well as borrowing from the practice of Dave Snowden on complex adaptive systems, Chris Corrigan shares a down-to-earth narrative of the evolution of ...
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Trust In Business Falls Off A Cliff - Forbes

Trust In Business Falls Off A Cliff - Forbes | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Trust In Business Falls Off A CliffForbesWhen asked whether their organization has effective leadership, only 31% said yes, down from 50% in 2009.
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You're Intelligent, Aren't You? - Forbes

You're Intelligent, Aren't You? - Forbes | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
You're Intelligent, Aren't You?ForbesOnce upon a time, you just had to be smart, but today your IQ alone doesn't cut it – it takes a complex cocktail of EQ emotional intelligence, SQ social intelligence , PQ practical intelligence and even BQ body...
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Transforming HR – How a CEO did it « Life, Leadership and Change

Transforming HR – How a CEO did it « Life, Leadership and Change | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Les Hayman Exactly a year ago, I had written a blogpost (CEO HR) on how the skills of a CEO are ideally suited to lead the HR function, especially in organizations that require a transformation of the HR function.
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Understanding the mind is critical to finding sustainable business solutions

Understanding the mind is critical to finding sustainable business solutions | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Companies need to honour reflective and introspective individuals who are traditionally pushed out for lacking competitive aggression...

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What's the role of HR in building a social business?

What's the role of HR in building a social business? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
So your company is trying to be more social, leveraging new ways of communicating to break down barriers to collaboration and information sharing. Great, but what role should HR play in mandating or refereeing that process?
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Happiness is a glass half empty - The Guardian

Happiness is a glass half empty - The Guardian | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The GuardianHappiness is a glass half emptyThe GuardianBehind all of the most popular modern approaches to happiness and success .... The work of the Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck suggests that our ...
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Employee Engagement: 3 Ways We Decrease It | Words Matter Blog

Employee Engagement: 3 Ways We Decrease It | Words Matter Blog | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Here are 3 ways that you, or those around you, might be decreasing employee engagement or making it more difficult for an engaged employee to stay engaged.

 

 


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The Molecule Behind Effective Teamwork

The Molecule Behind Effective Teamwork | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Paul Zak, author of The Moral Molecule, explains how oxytocin boosts cooperative behavior....
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Six Strategy Principles of A World-Leading Drug Lord

Six Strategy Principles of A World-Leading Drug Lord | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

If you want to win in business, you have to do things better than the competition. And those things - dubbed the value chain by Harvard Business School strategy guru, Michael Porter - are different for every industry.


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MIT's Ed Schein on Why Corporate Culture Is No Longer the Relevant Topic and What Is | breakthrough leadership

MIT's Ed Schein on Why Corporate Culture Is No Longer the Relevant Topic and What Is | breakthrough leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
VideoThis week's interview is with Ed Schein, a senior Professor at MIT.  Ed is one of the pioneers in thinking about Corporate Culture, we catch up with Ed and find out his latest thinking on this important topic.
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5 Famously disengaged employees and the Lessons They can teach us.

5 Famously disengaged employees and the Lessons They can teach us. | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it !

 

via @humancapleague


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The story of organization development | Job Enjoy

The story of organization development | Job Enjoy | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
There are three chapters in the story of organization development: the original version of the 1960s and 1970s, the extensions and modifications to the original. ...
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Is talent management too elitist? | Flip Chart Fairy Tales

Managing the middle is best done with what might be called the Serenity approach, after the prayer recited at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change/ Courage to change ...
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Five Core Theories – Action Research Theory – Organisation ...

Five Core Theories – Action Research Theory – Organisation ... | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Lewin is one of the founding fathers of Organisation Development, especially the pursuit of the commitment to humanistic values in developing society, facilitating change through learning and the pursuit of changing an individuals mental ...
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