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Disciplined Issues Management: Turning organizational ‘breakdowns into breakthroughs’

By drjustine | September 9, 2021

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D What does it take to design and implement a disciplined issues resolution process? Reluctance to tackle issues, take a stand, or confront colleagues can result in failure to avert problems and seize opportunities. We live in periods of complexity & chaos, crises are a fact of organizational life. From the small,…

Organization Development Thoughts on ZUPCO-NRZ Partnership: ‘Starting where the system is’ towards improving the human condition

By drjustine | September 8, 2021

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D The old Organization Development (OD) law states that ‘Start where the System is’ and lead sustainable strategic change, facilitate continuous improvement and improve the human condition. Does this work in Zimbabwe and Zimbabwean institutions? My response to this is a resounding Yes; but only if the fundamentals are right? What are…

OLDN 2021 Conference – Call for Abstracts

By drjustine | June 5, 2021

Leading & Learning through OD Lenses & Sustainability

Individual stories and organizational stories and how they provide a lens that can act as a catalyst for socially responsible action that creates positive social change

By drjustine | June 5, 2021

Presentation by: Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi We all have assumptions and biases about other people or organizations, but when we hear and listen to their stories we connect as people NOT remain grounded on what we fabricated about them. Individual and organizational stories are powerful in shifting people’s mindsets and emotional sets. Parallel to that –…

Basic roles of Organization Development Practitioners during periods of epochal change

By drjustine | April 19, 2021

Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D., The 21st Century is characterized by unprecedented change. In such disruptive environment, Organization Development Consultants need to help organizations integrate traditional, planned, structural change methods with the unpredictability and emergence of new approaches. Though not sufficiently captured in most literature and training programs, today’s change is inherently emergent and unpredictable. It is…

A model for internal corporate governance: Towards 3Is Effectiveness

By drjustine | January 7, 2021

Author: Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi The changes in the operating environment have led to significant shifts in the manner in which organizations are being managed and/or directed. The need to continuously reframe and refine internal corporate governance mechanisms cannot be overemphasized. Chaos and Complexity Theories are predominantly redefining corporate management and corporate governance. In view of…

Co-creation & Exceptionality Meetings Online (CEMOs): Leveraging the Power of Dialogue to Co-create Sustainable Futures

By drjustine | December 12, 2020

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D., *Working Article, ver.01, Dec.2020 “Somewhere along the way we humans forgot how to come together to have conversations that matter” Larry Dressler Enhancing career foresight is a central theme in co-creating sustainable futures, sustaining exceptionality, and living an integrated life. Dialogue is an essential element to enhancing career foresight. The power…

Exploring Philosophical Proclivity of Change Management Articles: Technical-Rational Perspective versus Other Change Philosophies

By drjustine | December 2, 2020

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi Abstract Despite the limitations of n-step (Collins, 1998), goal-directed models of change, the management penchant for these types of tools continue unsated. These change management tools are seductively simple and the labels attached (transforming, power tools, and magic) imply that success is guaranteed if they are followed to the letter. Academicians, theorists,…

Reframing Corporate Governance Orientation in an Era of Epochal Change

By drjustine | December 2, 2020

*This is an Abstract of the article published by the Organization Development Journal (ODJ), Vol.38(4) Authors: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Kurai Makumbe, Tsitsi Chundu Abstract In view of the need to integrate theory and practice in OD and change management, the authors explore fundamental concepts towards the development of a sustainability-focused corporate governance model. This is informed…

What are the key components of future corporate governance model?

By drjustine | November 27, 2020

Author: Justine Chinoperekweyi, Ph.D. The disruptive environmental influences casted a dark shadow on the reliance on n-step, pedantic rules-based corporate governance models. Indeed, the significance of sensemaking, influencing and legitimizing need to be appreciated in corporate governance discussions. In periods of epochal change, corporate leaders have no option but to design and implement a sophisticated…