Tag Archives: Organization Development
Putting Your Skin in the Game: The OD Practitioner as Organizer
The following is an excellent description of Crosby & Associates’ approach to Organization Development (OD), written by our founder and reprinted from the OD Practitioner, Vol 27, #2&3, 1995. It is also a solid guide for sponsors and agents of change: Some 20 … Continue reading
T-group as Cutting Edge Post#4: T-group Innovations: Our “Tough Stuff” Model
Our “Tough Stuff” trademarked name is true to the essence of the original laboratory training, but adapted to highlight workplace relevance. Our unique T-group innovations are interwoven throughout each Tough Stuff event. Each location we help transform has Tough Stuff … Continue reading
T-Group as Cutting Edge Post #3: Differences Between “Stranger’ Groups and “Intact” Groups
Almost all T-groups have been composed of people meeting each other for the first time. Thus they were called “stranger” groups or laboratories (“laboratory training” was an early common term for the workshop that included T-groups). Even in corporations like … Continue reading
T-group as Cutting Edge: Today? Really?
An edited version of the following appears in a recent edition of the ODPractitioner The author, Robert P Crosby, is trained by the founders of Organization Development (OD). His first “Training-group” (T-group) was in 1953 followed by “Train-the-Trainers” with Lippitt, … Continue reading
Change Management – Are You Managing Change or Avoiding Reality?
Change management is not something you do, it is something that IS! It is happening each moment of each day in all workplaces. Of course there are tasks and methods to learn that can help, but every work place in … Continue reading
Examples of Work Culture Shifts
From: Finding fault and Blame To: “Make it work” – Take responsibility From: Language of “I’ll try” To: “I’ll do it” From: Low trust and morale To: High trust and morale From: Low concern for safety … Continue reading