Sandy Trume, the Director of Organizational Development at ABC Inc. was taken away in a straight jacket from corporate headquarters in Tulane on Wednesday. Witnesses said she was drooling and babbling incoherently.
The march forward to more effective and efficient organizations needs to be led by organizational development professionals. All too often change initiatives lose traction and wind up on some shelf to collect dust, which is demoralizing and wasteful.
Organizational development professionals have the power to ensure that the above doesn’t happen and that organizational change does become a reality. Consider the following seven steps toward this goal.
Accountability can help or hinder your project. In the past, accountability was often synonymous with blame. It created fear, forced people to cover their backsides, and sabotaged learning. This kind of accountability did little to improve performance.
Are you leading a medium to large-sized organization with multiple business strategies? If so, you are operating in a matrix, and effectively pursuing more than one business strategy simultaneously requires matrix maturity. Matrix-mature organizations use an up-to-date organizational operating system.