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    Reorganizations: Don't Just Shake up the Bird Cage

    Reorganizations: Don't Just Shake up the Bird Cage
    I've heard some employees call frequent, questionable reorganizations "shaking up the bird cage". You get a lot of noisy chaos and ruffled feathers flying, and at the end of the say, the same bunch would just be sitting on different perches, albeit a little dizzy from all of the cage rattling. Nothing else seems to change. That kind of a cynical ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What is Organizational Develoment?

    h3. Organization Development Definition Organization Development (OD) is an applied discipline that supports the creation of effective and healthy organizations consisting of competent, satisfied, and productive employees. h3. Other definitions from other OD practitioners are: "Organization development (OD) is defined as a long-range effort to improve an organization’s ability to cope with change and its problem-solving and renewal processes through effective ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    OD Pitfall: Internet Model of Organizational Change

    This model presents the perils of attempting sporadic organizational change. Unfortunately this model is used very often in organizations and the resulting failure gives the impression that change cannot be successfully conducted. 1. The process begins with the executive surfing the Internet around midnight. There are some really good ideas out there. Another organization’s success story really excites the exec. He ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Performance Management: Not Everybody's a Superstar

    Performance Management: Not Everybody's a Superstar
    It's time to take off the type-A blinders and get some perspective; not everybody in the workplace is a superstar or future leader, and a lot of people don't want to be. They want to work, to get things done, to keep things moving and to do a good job of it. They don't have huge egos or need constant attention, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Organization Development Process

    The OD Process is based on the action research model which begins with an identified problem or need for change. The process proceeds through assessment, planning of an intervention, implementing the intervention, gathering data to evaluate the intervention, and determining if satisfactory progress has been made or if there is need for further intervention. The process is cyclical and ends when ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Organizational Effectiveness Model

    An organization is composed of many parts. In order for the organization to be effective it is essential that each part be in good working order. Each part must fit and work conjointly with other parts in order for the total organization to perform optimally. In an organization recognized for excellence those parts are aligned so that the whole is actually ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Model for OD

    This Model for Organization Development depicts several dimensions from the Organization Development discipline: 1) Making improvements to the organization as it currently exists by: solving known problems, fine tuning processes already in place. 2) Enhancing the organization through envisioned changes to help it reach a new level of performance. The line showing 0% through 100% represents an organization that would be ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Organization Development: An Integrated Approach

    This model depicts three basic strategies to achieving successful organizational change. The three strategies are not mutually exclusive and all three could be used concurrently to bring about systemic change. One or the other, however, may be more conducive to the type of change needed in a particular organization. For this purpose, they are shown as being three different strategies. The ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HR as a Strategic Partner: An Engagement Model

    This chart depicts the steps that must be undertaken for a Human Resources Office to become a strategic partner within its organization. The steps need not be followed in precisely the same order, but each step is important to the process. Earlier steps inform later ones, and sometimes a later step raises and helps answer questions about an earlier one. All ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    3 Ways to Turn Your Staff Into a Team

    Teamwork\'tém-werk\ n (1886): Work done by several associates, with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole. Does this sound familiar? If so, your team is on the right track. But if your team is a loosely organized group of individuals who get together once in a blue moon sporting nametags, you have ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Engage in Conflict Now

    Engage in Conflict Now
    For many people, the mere mention of the word "conflict" makes them shudder, even though addressing conflict is a good thing. That’s why most of my clients are surprised when I suggest that they not only attend to but engage conflict with as much candor as possible-- particularly while it's minor so it doesn't grow into something unmanageable. Take, for example, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I

    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I
    I was working late one night to complete an important project for our company, a medium-sized manufacturer of agricultural and industrial equipment. It happened to be a Saturday night and the second and third shifts were not working. The plant covered over 500,000 square feet and was equipped with all types of machinery, including huge 2,000- and 3,000-ton vertical presses that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4

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