Category Archives: Organization Development

The problem with football

(featured image credit: J Brandt/Flickr) Football (or soccer), for many, produces such a powerful imagery and symbolism that we cannot help seeing it as a representation for bigger things – and that is what it is, warts and all Let … Continue reading

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Why people do what they do (and don’t do what they don’t do)

How to understand better what motivates people’s behaviour – in organizations and elsewhere – and how this can help us manage behavioural change, in others and in ourselves People don’t always do the right thing. It sounds like (and arguably … Continue reading

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Signals from the unexpected

(credit: didgeman CC BY) The messages that are sent when expectations and reality are at odds can be revealing and powerful A few weeks ago, three things happened to me on three consecutive days. All three involved choices other people … Continue reading

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Useful ‘Nobel’ Economics? You bet!

(featured image credit: edar/pixabay) How a winner of the Economics ‘Nobel’ prize may help run organizations better They say the way to hell is paved with good intentions. Arguably, anyone intent on paving the way to hell might find more … Continue reading

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