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Values and Fear: an interview with choice Magazine

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Organization Alignment and Design

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After thirty or more years in the business of organization development it has become clear that still, after all this time, there are no more than 24 hours in a given...
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Once You’ve Diagnosed Your Clients, Don’t Be Surprised When They Act the Way You’ve Diagnosed Them

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When we work with our clients, we spend a considerable amount of time analyzing them to understand their goals, missions and visions. We learn their governance structures, organization structures and business...
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To Survey Or Not To Survey–That Is A Good Question

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In the late 1920s to early 1930s, the Hawthorne Factory in Cicero, Illinois conducted a series of studies on the impact of lighting on workers’ productivity. Minute upticks in lighting seemed...
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Performance Reviews: Judge or Developer?

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There are two main roles a manager plays when providing feedback to an employee: Judge and Developer. We “judge” performance against the agreed to goals/objectives and identify the areas that need...
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Performance Reviews: What’s the Point?

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Improving the productivity and creativity of employees is the paramount reason for doing Performance reviews. A successful discussion about the level of contribution and the processes and behaviors that led to...
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Managing Change Matters

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A Professor in a Graduate class in Organizational Psychology, MANY years ago, told us that if we only remembered one thing from his class let it be “People Seek a Stable...
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Introducing the OPAD Consulting Blog

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Welcome to our upgraded website. We will be providing blog posts on items of interest on a regular basis and hope you will find them useful. As the saying goes, if...
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Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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