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As Organisational Development Specialists, we understand the practical and commercial challenges facing your business. As Psychologists, we keep informed of the latest empirical research. And that means we’re ideally placed to share insights into achieving outstanding business outcomes.

  1. Wicked Problems

    22 Oct. 2018

    Using Dialogue Techniques for Wicked Problems

    I have always loved communicating and using words. I love how dialogue and words trigger feelings and thinking. I love how a word can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on its context and the lens with which we view it. I love how dialogue always has an impact. Wicked. An interesting word. Depending…

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  2. 17 Sep. 2018

    Kick The Sh** Out Of Option B: Surviving Difficult Life Circumstances

    As many of you know, this last year has been quite a roller coaster for my family. My dad’s diagnosis and eventual move into a memory care facility has turned our world upside down. The last six months have consisted of auctioning off the family farm equipment, selling my parent’s home of 45 years, and…

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  3. 17 Sep. 2018

    Power changes your brain

    As I sat across the company president in a beautiful conference room the light reflected off of the marble boardroom table. I was there to tell him that things were not well in his company. I had been hired to “take the pulse” of the employees by conducting focus groups. It turns out the fissures…

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  4. Are You Creating Psychological Safety for Your Team?

    17 Aug. 2018

    Are You Creating Psychological Safety for Your Team?

    During a weekly team meeting at Company Zed, LaTonya, an employee who has worked for the company for nine months, questioned one of the company’s normal operating processes.  She offered an idea that she believed would meet the same goal while saving the company time and money.  After discussing and researching the idea, Company Zed…

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  5. 27 Jun. 2018

    Tuesday Tip: Creating Compelling Self-Development Goals

    In order to develop, it is best to make compelling self-development goals based on self-reflection and the feedback of others, it is also important to articulate them and write them down. When looking to develop as an individual or a group, it is important that you are setting yourself goals that are based on a deep sense…

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  6. Gamification

    27 Jun. 2018

    Tuesday Tip: Using Gamification tools for assessment

    When thinking about enhancing your assessment for recruitment capability, ensure you look at new and innovative assessment tools such as technology-based gamification tools along with the technical evidence to ensure the tools have high levels of predictive validity. In recent years there has been a surge in technology-based gamification tools on the market. Many large organisations…

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