Do OD and Think Brighter Blogs


16 / 2 / 2015 4pm

Here at Do OD and Think Brighter we do love a blog post. A flowing stream of thoughts, ideas and questions to stimulate learning and discussion among our amazing community. We also have a page of articles which is equally amazing here.

Creative leadership - A co-created agenda

Doug Shaw looks at what requirements and opportunities are created when working without a fixed agenda, and asks how often do we give our people the much needed permission to co-create, converse and at times of course, get it wrong?

ODN Europe Conference 2015 Reflections
Culture change: Gloucester's golden ticket

The first of our blogs centered around the Do OD five priorities for 2015/16, Jamie Parker from Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust describes how they have used some different and innovative levers to engage staff.  Jamie describes it as ‘striving to use our levers to encourage the good, helpful, productive elements of our culture and in doing so also diminish the negative aspects’. What's your golden ticket?


Laughing Matters: What the principles of improvisation can teach us about compassion in health care
Ryan Offutt explores what the principles of improvisation can teach us about compassion in health care for OD.

Do OD is two today!
Do OD launched on February 27, 2013, and in just two years we have come such a long way. Paul talks through the last two years and gives us the team's top ten best bits.

Is love an important ingredient for organisational development?
Mee-Yan Cheung Judge shares her insights about love as a key ingredient in and organisation and explores the implications for OD practitioners as a result.

Changing our relationship to the past and future
Michael Ciszewski from Campden Hill International discusses how to improve the effectiveness of work groups in complex environments.

Celebrities and Trolls...The many myths of Twitter for nurses...busted
Teresa Chinn from We Nurses and David Foord from Luton CCG do some much needed myth-busting around social media for nurses as a tool for networking, learning and engagement. 

Doing Social or Being Sociable? 
Victoria Bretton is the mHealth Programme Director (Mental Health & Long Term Conditions) at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. Victoria explores the social media platform for learning, sharing and networking on a professional basis.  

Finding Your Voice
Mee Yan Cheung Judge thinks about the voice in terms of our ability to voice what we think, what values we hold, and what we intuitively feel - and explores how we as OD practitioners can strengthen and make it a habit to speak our voices. 

What is OD and what is not?
AnneClare Gillon delves into the definition of OD and discusses what is considered OD and what is not.


We have some wonderful people that write blog posts for us around the two campaigns that we champion on a daily basis; but we have something very special happening in October as we bring you #Blogtober. Everyday for the month of October we will publish a blog that has been written by someone from the OD community. Click here to find out more!

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