Organization Development

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

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…

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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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