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OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?
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Valerie and I wanted to thank all the authors and the fabulous production team for their work on this edition of e-O&P. We hope you find this special edition on OD thought provoking and would…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Varney Dec 14, 2011.

 

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Sharon Varney replied to Sharon Varney's discussion OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?
"Thanks David.  Evolution and revolution are simply two perspectives on the same thing.  It depends who's looking and their frame of reference. Your suggestion that we need to be desperate before we turn to OD is somewhat more…"
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David McAra replied to Sharon Varney's discussion OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?
"I think it has to be revolution to get the topic on the agenda at all, Sharon.  The trouble with OD is that it lies a paradigm shift away from prevailing thinking about people in organisations.  The usual reflex response is always to try…"
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Sharon Varney replied to Sharon Varney's discussion OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?
"Thanks for sharing your experiences, Ned.  Does anyone else have any perspectives to share?   For me thinking about developing organisations in terms of 'evolution' prompts me to look backwards and think about what do we want and…"
Dec 13, 2011
Ned Seabrook replied to Sharon Varney's discussion OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?
"I like the idea of turning the sub-title of your excellent winter edition, 'evolution & revolution', into a question. Thanks for this.   My reaction to 'revolution' is to think in terms of being both far reaching and…"
Dec 13, 2011
Valerie Garrow replied to Sharon Varney's discussion OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?
"We would like to know about your experiences of whether it is possible to really develop organisations and whether it is more likely to be an evolution rather than a revolution."
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OD: evolution & revolution - what are your thoughts?

Valerie and I wanted to thank all the authors and the fabulous production team for their work on this edition of e-O&P. We hope you find this special edition on OD thought provoking and would love to hear what questions and reflections it prompts for you. See More
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"Hi, Sharon. You're in!  Well done.  It was a bit cumbersome, wasn't it?  Seems you still needed to be 'approved' even after being invited.  Hope you can find the journal easily enough from here.  Any…"
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"Dear Sharon   Welcome to the AMED Network, and thank you for your great contribution as co_Guest Editor of the Winter issue of e-O&P.   It would be really helpful if you could post an image of yourself on your AMED web page, so that…"
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Where do you live and work (City)?
London
What are your top professional skills?
OD and change
Learning and leadership
Communication
What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
OD, leadership development, learning and development
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
networking, collegiate discussion/debate, collaboration
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
If I had to live my life over ... I would pick more daisies
- From the poem 'If I Could Live It Over' by Nadine Stair (written aged 85)
What kind of person are you?
Morning
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
A consultant and researcher with several years' senior management experience in international organisations. My experience spans sectors and geographies.
What do you do for your own development?
I working towards my doctorate - taking a complexity perspective on organisational change and development
Your Business Website
http://www.spaceforlearning.com

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At 8:24 on October 24, 2011, David McAra said…

Hi, Sharon. You're in!  Well done.  It was a bit cumbersome, wasn't it?  Seems you still needed to be 'approved' even after being invited. 

Hope you can find the journal easily enough from here.  Any feedback appreciated. 

David

At 1:44 on October 24, 2011, Bob MacKenzie said…

Dear Sharon

 

Welcome to the AMED Network, and thank you for your great contribution as co_Guest Editor of the Winter issue of e-O&P.

 

It would be really helpful if you could post an image of yourself on your AMED web page, so that felloe Networkers can recognise you!

 

Perhaps we'll meet at the next ODiN meeting in November.  I'll look out for you.

 

Kind regards.  Bob

 
 
 

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