OD Capability Building

The ABE (‘Always be Evaluating’) of OD & D

The ABE (‘Always be Evaluating’) of OD & D

By Catherine Morris of the Department for Communities and Local Government, having recently completed Mayvin’s Advancing Your Practice programme with our client the UK Civil Service OD & D Service. The programme is aimed at experienced Organisational Development and Design (OD&D) and change practitioners working in business/client facing roles, dealing with complex change. Throughout the programme, practitioners learn about OD&D …

No More Handouts!

No More Handouts!

I sat in the café opposite the conference venue with a friend I had just made. We drank our cappuccinos and lamented with each other:

“When are we ever going to hear anything new? I mean everyone speaking at the Conference is bright, friendly, interesting… and on paper what they are offering seems sensible. But it doesn’t really address what I face in my organisation. more The complexity. The chaos. The sudden change of direction. By the time I’ve sold any of these ideas to my CEO, he’s moved on, or been kicked out! How can we plan for real development in this environment? At a time when the need to learn fast is more urgent than ever?”