Organisational development focuses on helping organisations and their people to improve, become more effective and develop their full potential.
- Your organisation is facing a large scale change initiative, which will have a big impact on your employees. You want to involve and support them as well as possible.
- You need to develop the culture in your organisation, with a focus on values and behaviours.
- You and your management team would like to implement a new strategy. And you would like your employees to embrace and contribute to this strategy.
What do I do?
Together with you and your staff I explore the issue at hand, the current situation as well as the desired state.
In co-creation with you and your staff I design and develop an approach that will help your organisation to achieve this outcome. I will build on what is already working, as I strongly believe an appreciative approach results in trust, creativity, commitment and ownership.
When implementing I coordinate and supervise the process on both individual and group level. And of course I do this in close collaboration with you and your staff. Part of this can be training and coaching some of your staff so that they themselves will be able to facilitate the change process.
Examples from my practice
WhatAs a result of an employee satisfaction survey, a unit within a financial institution wanted to move towards a culture containing inspirational leadership, coaching, clear communication and constructive cooperation.
HowA ‘change journey', lasting about a year or so, which gradually and in co-creation took shape. With strong commitment and input from management and employees. A trajectory that included a kick-off using a Large Group Intervention for the entire unit, leadership programs for managers (cross-level), coaching workshops, world cafe sessions, short internal job rotation, an internal facilitator pool including facilitator training, newsletters and more.
ResultGreat energy, which the unit has also retained after the initial actions A different culture with inspirational leadership, a more coaching style of leadership, more and better communication and cooperation. Clarity about responsibilities and overlap so future frustration could be avoided.
WhatThe management team of an organisational unit had designed a new strategy. They wanted the approx. 90 staff to embrace this strategy and shape it together.
HowIn cooperation with the management team an active 2-day mobilisation session has been designed. On the first day the MT and all managers were working towards a first draft of an action plan, and the managers were prepared for their role as a facilitator during the second day. On day 2, all employees were present Facilitated by the various managers, and using various methods, all elaborated further on the plans. The MT assumed the role of host, lead moderator and sponsor.
ResultBuy in on the strategy and a sufficiently detailed plan of action. Employees highly, actively involved. Clear agreements, clear responsibilities, a wealth of ideas on how to do things even smarter and work together in a better way. And, last but certainly not least, a lot of pride and energy!
WhatWithin an organisational unit a major reorganisation was imminent. With great impact on it’s people. Think of dismissal, teams merging, roles changing. The request was to provide a range of interventions so that managers and staff would be supported during the change.
HowA range of different interventions to meet various (individual)needs in the best way possible. Think of transition workshops for managers, workshops for employees to help them deal with the change and (career) coaching. But also a toolkit with different tools and tips for managers, on how to deal with their teams and individual staff members. Those tools matched the various phases of the change process .
ResultA wide range of interventions, tailored to different needs. Support also for employees, in addition to the support from their own managers.
WhatTwo teams were recently merged. Even though their work was similar, the individual members did not really know each other. The request was to help accelerate teambuilding in order for them to be faster able to communicate and work together in an easier way.
HowAn off site with the entire, intact team, during which they worked on the theme of personal leadership. The type of questions and exercises they were asked to work on, allowed them to bring out the human being in themselves and each other. Not just the colleague .
ResultBy having the share their answers and stories in various pairs, an atmosphere of trust, openness and connection was created. This provided a sound fundament for the team to continue to work on a joint strategy and actionplan.
Holly Jansen, Sr Programme- & Change Manager - ING Insurance/Investment Management
Jetske has coached our team through a Self Managing Leadership program. The program helped us become a stronger team through appreciation and communication. A truly energizing team and individual experience. Clearly, this is a coach who gets results!
Tools I use
When working with (parts of) an organisation, I might suggest using one of the tools below.
These tools are a means to an end, a starting point for a development journey.
Find out more?
For more information, please contact me. I am happy to discuss the various options and possibilities.