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Organization Development (OD) Work: What does it entail?

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D. The field of Organization Development (OD) is attracting increased attention as a field and profession essential to sustainable strategic change. As a multi-disciplinary field founded on humanitarian, social and democratic values, the OD field is rich with behavioural, non-behavioural and miscellaneous interventions that can be applied in different situations. What exactly…

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Expanding and deepening leadership development capacity

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D. Interestingly, the world has witnessed an increase in the number of leadership development programs and ‘International Leadership Coaches’. Though most of the glamorized ‘international titles’ are seemingly questionable, this is a welcome development as it reinforces the need to address the leadership challenge that’s evident across different levels of human civilization.…

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Global OD, Leadership and Governance Education: The COLD-OLDN Approach

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D. The need to build individual and organization capability in all economies cannot be overemphasized. Organizations that can easily adapt to the current volatile and uncertain environment consider talent and talent development as the edge. In view of the highly competitive talent landscape, the same applies to individuals. Talent is the leading…

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Fostering Organization Development (OD) to sanitize Organizational Leadership

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D., People must always come first in any process of sustainable development” Robert Mugabe. Most working professionals are in bondage of ‘sugarcoated or marinated’ modern day slavery. Some have been locked in the same cubicles for years, some are denied their basic rights as workers, some are discriminated, others are bullied, and…

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Overconfidence, Specialized knowledge & Illusion of Control: Triple Leadership Derailers

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi It is a aphorism that leaders with the right competencies have the capacity to drive an organization along the path of enduring good. On the contrary, leaders deprived of essential competencies tend to become reactive thereby ‘mis-leading’ their organizations. The dominant dilemma in organizations today is that most leaders sit and rest…

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Blindfolding Professionals: when ‘professionals’ suppress the creative potential in professionals

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi Are you one of those professionals who are blindfolded by some mediocre, materialistic standards and artefacts being used in the marketplace today? Have you fallen prey to some professional gimmicks and gymnastics being used to lure professionals into an ‘ecstacy of professional irrelevance’? Are you one of those who has been on…

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Navigating Change through Contextual Intelligence and Collaborative Capital

Author: Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi A lot is written about the business environment being volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. This environment invariably puts organizations in a constant state of disorganization. Following the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, most organizations report that margins of success and error are narrowing. For organizations to navigate prudently through…

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Incorporating OD courses in higher education curricula: Pillar to Zimbabwe’s Education 5.0

Author: Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi There is no doubt that academic institutions need to deliver courses that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and an entrepreneurial mindset among graduates. After proffering curriculum development advisory on Case Management System and Organization Development (OD) for an Afghanistan Justice Sector Program, I had to reflect back home – Can the OD…

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Turning Talent Potential into Power through Appreciative Leadership

Author: Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi Effective talent management is an all time driver of broader organizational outcomes. Organizations need to firmly realize that though systems, processes, business models, and brands are essential to organizational stability and sustainability; taking pride in developing talent has significant competitive advantages. As organizations continually refine their Talent Agenda in order to…

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Fostering innovation and creativity workplaces: Organization Development Perspectives

Tomorrow is uncertain, yes; it is increasingly uncertain – things are rapidly changing. The covid-19 pandemic has literally forced all organizations to radically and abruptly change, organize, and re-strategize their manufacturing and distribution models. There is no doubt that innovation and creativity are fundamental preconditions for individuals, teams, organizations, and societies to thrive… Why?! Heeding…

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