- We address challenges around dysfunctional teams
- We facilitate team building
- We facilitate thematic interventions
- Our Consultants are experienced in facilitating strategic meets and Change Management Interventions
Organization development is an ongoing, systematic process of implementing effective organizational change. Its interdisciplinary in nature and draws on sociology, psychology, organizational psychology, and theories of motivation, learning, and personality.
Interventions are structured activities used individually or in combination to improve social or task performance. These may be introduced by a change agent as part of an improvement program, or they may be used by the client following a program to check on the state of the organization’s health, or to effect necessary changes in its own behavior. “Structured activities” include diverse procedures as experiential exercises, questionnaires, attitude surveys, interviews, relevant group discussions, and even lunchtime meetings between the change agent and a member of the client organization. Every action that influences an organization’s improvement program in a change agent-client system relationship can be said to be an intervention.
There are many possible intervention strategies from which to choose. The guiding principles would include the following,
- The basic units of change are groups, not individuals
- Relevant change goal is the reduction of inappropriate competition between parts of the organization and the development of a more collaborative condition.
- Decision making in a healthy organization is located where the information sources are, rather than in a particular role or level of hierarchy.
- Organizations, sub-units of organizations, and individuals continuously manage their affairs against goals
- The need to develop generally open communication, mutual trust, and confidence between and across levels.
- Active participation in the planning and conduct of the change from the team members ensures a sense of ownership
Interventions range from those designed to improve the effectiveness of individuals through those designed to deal with teams and groups, inter-group relations, and the total organization. There are interventions that focus on task issues (what people do), and those that focus on process issues (how people go about doing it). Interventions may be roughly classified according to which change mechanism they tend to emphasize: for example, feedback, awareness of changing cultural norms, interaction and communication, conflict, and education through either new knowledge or skill practice
The solutions provided by EWC are customized to suit the organization requirements and realities.
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- Square Wheels is a brilliant organizational alignment tool that represents the simplest and most powerful way to involve and engage people in improving process and implementing change. It is a great vehicle for facilitating interactive discussions, developing creative problem solving skills and improving communications among people at every level of the organization.
- Square Wheels is a easy-to-use and complete tools for supervisors , managers and leaders. The goal is simple: involve and engage people in workplace improvement and improve sharing of ideas and opportunities.
- This Square Wheels illustration introduces people to the idea of using a cartoon to represent the organization and its processes. This illustration generates lots of discussions and ideas. Other illustrations in the series are then used to lead the group on a journey of creativity, quality, teamwork and communications with a goal of generating active involvement and participation. This is a terrific organizational alignment tool for opening a meeting. More importantly, it can be used as a foundation for creating discussions that can lead to making improvements!
- This exercise is clear, straightforward and sets up the opportunity for groups of people to share their ideas about what things might be improved and how things might be done differently. You’ll find it to be a great exercise for asking ideas and listening to suggestions and one that can lay a foundation for a language of identifying “Square Wheels” and “Round Wheels.”