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OLDN 2021 Conference – Call for Abstracts

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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…

Exceptional Board: A Development Imperative

By | October 30, 2020

Author: Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi Boards are fundamental to organizational effectiveness. This is primarily because of the strategic thinking and strategic leadership roles that exceptional boards execute with clarity. Mahatma Ghandi said “A small body of determined spirits fired up by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” This quote brings…

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

By | October 23, 2020

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…