PJ Evans

Line manager role identity as facilitators of learning

Paul Campbell from Scottish Water and I have a new article published:  Paul Campbell , Peter Evans , (2016) “Reciprocal benefits, legacy and risk: Applying Ellinger and Bostrom’s model of line manager role identity as facilitators of learning”, European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 40 Iss: 2, pp.74 – 89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-01-2015-0007 The abstract of the […]

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness?

Earlier this week, I went to a CIPD Knowledge into Practice Seminar and launch of the CIPD book, People & Organisational Development: a new agenda for organisational effectiveness. The authors argued that the dominant business paradigm of shareholder value is nolonger fit for purpose – we,the public, expect more from companies as “good” citizens. In […]

Innovation as knowing, experience and action?

These are some very rough initial thoughts that I hope to develop over a couple of posts. Building on an earlier post on learning, creativity & innovation summarising that (a) innovation occurs through learning and (b) learning is a social/ collaborative process (and so innovation is also a collaborative process) it is clear that innovation […]

web/ enterprise 2.0 – mindset and culture

Interesting post from Penny Edwards here on the recognition that enterprise 2.0 adoption is a mind-set, and therefore, cultural, issue rather than a technology one. In particular, to be truly effective, it requires a different conceptualisation of management as being something focused on motivation, empowerment, support and co-ordination rather than organising, controlling, commanding and (possibly) […]

change management and social media

An interesting post from Leandro Herrero on change in organisations and the use of social media. He states: I was interviewed recently by Sean Dodson at The Guardian and we got talking about social media as a disruptive technology. I hadn’t given the subject much thought at the time, but I have done since. I […]

People should be people – even when they’re working

An interesting post here from Idris Mootee on the importance of the passions, skills, attitudes and general humanity of people in creating successful and agile organisations. But then along comes ‘management’ to control, create procedures and rules so that: People are seldom encouraged to be themselves, have fun, or seek fulfillment in their jobs. Instead, […]

Action Learning 2.0

A nice quote from one of the many publications coming out of Ashridge Business School on the link between organisational learning and enterprise 2.0: Used well, action learning creates a culture of maximum support, maximum challeng, individual responsibility for change, and collective responsibility for learning … It is an approach that is congruent with what […]

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