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The Difference Between HR, OD and L&D

There's occasionally some confusion about what the difference is between Human Resources (HR), Organisational Development (OD) and Learning & Development (L&D). All three are concerned with people, but each has a slightly different traditional core focus.

May 17, 2021

Topics: Human Resources- Learning & Development- Culture & Organisational Development

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What Are Organisational Diagnostics?

An Organisational Diagnostic is a tool that analyses a business (or department) to identify gaps in the way it functions and opportunities for improvement. They offer effective insights into how a business can perform better. 

Apr 27, 2021

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools- Culture & Organisational Development- Change & Transformation

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What is Organisational Development?

Businesses that want to change, pivot, grow and sustain their competitive advantage turn to Organisational Development specialists. Organisational Development (OD) is a field of applied science and draws on Sociology, Psychology (particularly Industrial-Organisational Psychology) and theories of motivation, leadership, learning and more. 

Apr 27, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development- Change & Transformation

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Top 10 Productivity Tips

Have you ever asked yourself, "Could I be doing more with my time?" If you've asked yourself this question in 2020 or 2021, it might be because of the immense disruption to our work and personal lives that took place over that time. 

Apr 6, 2021

Topics: General Business- Culture & Organisational Development

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Reboarding in the Workplace (Free e-Book)

Many businesses have realised that remote work is a viable option for their teams, and they are now focusing on employee engagement, as well as finding new meaning in work. Those who embrace the changes coming their way will be the ones to lead the new world of work. (Free e-book at the end of this article.)

Feb 2, 2021

Topics: Human Resources- Employee Engagement- Future of Work- Culture & Organisational Development

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Part I: Introduction to Psychological Safety in Teams

Psychological safety gives senior leaders new, actionable insights into staff productivity that significantly improve their organisation’s financial performance. 

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development

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Part II: Measuring Psychological Safety in Teams

Psychological safety gives senior leaders new, actionable insights into staff productivity that significantly improve their organisation’s financial performance. 

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Culture & Organisational Development

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The Perfect Team According to Google Researchers

This article summarises the findings of “Project Aristotle”, in which Google researchers studied what made a team effective at Google. The researchers found that “what really mattered was less about who was on the team, and more about how the team worked together.”

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development

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