Paul Z Jackson's Blog (4)

I don't want to dance

At a workshop or a conference, some people arrive pumped-up and enthusiastic to get involved. These are often the organisers, though perhaps a few participants are up for it too. Others are cagier or more reluctant. What strategies do we have for managing this array of different states in which people will arrive?

Much depends on what you ask them to do – and when. Timing is crucial. There may be an activity at the start to which as a…

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Added by Paul Z Jackson on September 10, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

What makes a network successful?

I've been studying more and less successful networks to identify what works well. We discussed this topic at the recent St Albans AMED gathering. And these seem to be some of the characteristics:…

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Added by Paul Z Jackson on March 27, 2010 at 4:05 — 3 Comments

What is OD? Defining the practice and profession of Organisational Development

There was a fascinating discussion during the first meeting of the St Albans AMED group about what connected us as OD practitioners. For one thing, we mostly didn't call ourselves OD practitioners, but felt we might be thought of in that way from time to time.



When we discussed what OD was, I certainly recognised some of the practices.



It was said:



When organisations have complex, intangible problems that are difficult to articulate, those problems belong to… Continue

Added by Paul Z Jackson on August 4, 2009 at 22:50 — 1 Comment

Social Media

Trends in social media for the next year - interesting article and set of comments.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_ways_social_media_will_change_in_2009.php

Added by Paul Z Jackson on April 26, 2009 at 3:37 — 1 Comment

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