The Organizational Development Muse

Opening up the organizational can: Organizational design should continue to evolve

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Truth be told, even after several decades of Silicon Valley leading the way, and an incredible amount of research demonstrating the power of teams and an empowered work force, the majority of organizations are stuck in the authoritarian model of old (especially manufacturing), or even more stuck in the hyper-democratic models that tried to offer a correction in the last half of the 20th century (especially charities and denominational bodies).

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development consulting, Organizational Governance, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, organizational systems, open vs. closed organizational systems

Further thoughts on The Golden Rule and Franchising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

I recently wrote about the Golden Rule and Franchising. A student at Capella University noticed the post in one of the school's LinkedIn pages and wrote a comment.

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Topics: franchising, franchisee, Process consultation and design, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational systems, franchising economics

Organizational development consulting: we might turn you down.

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

We might turn you down. 
We are not persnickety. We do not like to tell someone no. Still, there are times "No" is the right response.

We find it easier to say no if we are clear that helping an organization succeed is the result we seek rather than getting an organization's money.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, emell vee, organizational process, philip c bergey, why who what when where how, who what when where why how, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design, organizational systems