The Organizational Development Muse

Managing Polarities: the basics

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, the art of agreement, leadership arts, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational decision making, group process, group discernment, executive learning, polarity management

The Art of Agreement: Making Long-Term Decisions

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Decisions always have long and short-term impacts. Short-term effects can easily be addressed, adjusted or rescinded. Long-term not so easily. And not paying attention to them means they stack up and create signficant drag on productivity and organizational culture. Sustained inattention to long-term impacts leads to crisis and the need for intervention, and sometimes even legal proceedings!

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Topics: process design, process consulting, discernmentarian, the art of agreement, organizational development consultant, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, long term decision making,

Time Orientation - A Steward Leader Reflection

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Time Orientation is one of those surprises that creeps up when groups have decisions to make and find that although they seem to be having the same conversation, they are not.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, time orientation, the art of agreement, team communication, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, discernment