All posts in Organizational Development

How Clearly Are You Seeing Your Organization?

Can you really see your organization clearly? Do intergenerational issues, a toxic culture or unclear expectations cloud your vision? Communications expert and management strategist Laura Crandall will join us to discuss how we can get a new perspective, shift our assumptions, and learn new strategies for organizational clarity.

Finding Real Reasons to Celebrate at Work

Tonight we’ll see a Supermoon, the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1982 and won’t see again until 2033. Tonight the moon is at its closest annual point to […]

CSR, Sustainability and the Illusion of “Work/Life Balance”

Are we practicing what we preach? This post was written for and originally posted on the PMGblog. It takes a look the trouble with work/life balance idea through a social […]

Powerful Waves of Emotion in Vermont

Irene’s Contribution to Management Theory Last week Hurricane Irene clobbered Vermont. Though she was officially a tropical storm by the time she made her way up the coast and into […]

Alice in Wonderland is Raging Against the Machine.

Nope, this is not some weird mashup. This is what I realized I was doing while fighting a needless mental battle about the work tasks I resent. I, unlike Alice, […]

Asking Worker Bees to Wing It

In the US, we like people with independent spirits: people who want to blaze new trails, be masters their fate, and stake their claims. We like rugged individuals who are […]

Use Your Tools

I wrote this piece a year ago. I just had the same experience last week – different group, different profession, same problem.   Last week I listened to a group […]

Good Conversations – Part 4

Follow Through Up to this point you have communicated clearly, set expectations and confirmed commitment. Now you’re ready for the last part: following through. This is the step that most […]

Style & Substance – Communicating with Your Own Voice

Have you ever appreciated what someone had to say despite her unappealing tone? Ever listened to someone drone on for no real reason just because his voice was pleasant? Chances […]

Cars, Art & the World of Work

Why do I work to improve workplace communication?  Why do I see intricate and immediate value in the infinite complexity of workplace communication?  Why doesn’t the sea of variability that […]