Organisation development

Organisational development is the systematic approach to improving an employer’s organisational effectiveness, by aligning strategy, employees and processes.


Eight-year survey proves value of management training

19 Jan 2005

Chartered Management Institute proves link between success and investment in management training

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Google is coolest company

22 Nov 2004

Google, the internet search engine, has been named the ‘World’s Coolest Company’ by the Unshrink network of international business leaders....

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Union warns of job losses as Barclays prepares to restructure IT operations

15 Nov 2004

The jobs of hundreds of staff and contractors at Barclays are at risk under plans by the bank to restructure...

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Government workforce grows by 12,000

22 Oct 2004

The number of civil servants grew by more than 12,000 in the year to April 2004, official figures reveal.According to...

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Marching to the same beat

5 Oct 2004

Organisational development (OD) is a term increasingly bandied about within companies. The jobs section in this magazine will probably feature...

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Reinventing Reuters

24 Aug 2004

After several years in decline, global information agency Reuters is at last getting back on track. Global HR director Mark...

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Auto-motivation

22 Jun 2004

Last year, Toyota overtook Ford in terms of vehicle sales - and it says much of the drive behind its success is down to its staff management.

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Join the culture club

11 May 2004

HR must get to grips with cultural differences if offshore outsourcing is to succeed.

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Self service

27 Apr 2004

Embracing changes in HR delivery, such as self service and outsourcing, must be handled with extreme caution.

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All change

23 Mar 2004

Catering services company Sodexho needed to overhaul its processes to become more commercially focusedThe business Sodexho provides catering and support...

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It’s the way we work… not the people

16 Mar 2004

John Seddon argues that command and control cultures are failing organisations and that HR should drive forward new ways of working

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How do they do that?

24 Feb 2004

Hugh Thompson finds out how entrepreneurs get more out of their staff than some of their bigger corporate rivals

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Confused communications

3 Feb 2004

Want to communicate effectively with staff? Try engaging with them.

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Fast-Tracking UK Productivity

1 Feb 2004

Roger Evans explains how succession planning and coaching canget the UK's chief executives and their businesses back on course

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The Magnificent Seven

13 Jan 2004

Who are the greatest HR directors of all time? Scott Beagrie conducts a global search for HR giants, and comes to some intriguing conclusions

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