Organization Development

Basic roles of Organization Development Practitioners during periods of epochal change

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…

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

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…

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What are the key components of future corporate governance model?

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…

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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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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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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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