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Enhancing Organisational Development in English Universities

The purpose of this project (LGMF081) funded by Hefce's Leadership, Governance and Management Fund was to help English HEIs become more self-sufficient in:

  • identifying their own organisational development needs
  • managing and sustaining an effective response to those needs
  • recognising and learning from good practice elsewhere.

The project defined Organisational Development as a set of explicit processes carefully planned and implemented to benefit the performance of the organisation as a whole.

Led by Professor José Chambers, then Chair of the national Organisational Development in Higher Education group, the project involved an online survey, face-to-face interviews in a cross-section of HEIs, liaison with relevant professional organisations and comparison with findings from related work. The project report (published in 2007) can be accessed via the links below:

  • An online directory of OD activity, tools and approaches in participating institutions (ODHE Group Website)
Enhancing Organisational Development in English Universities
31/05/2016
Enhancing Organisational Development in English Universities View Document

The project team comprised:

  • Professor José Chambers, The University of Winchester (Project Director)
  • Dr Lesly Huxley, The University of Bristol / The Leadership Foundation
  • Professor Bob Thackwray, The Leadership Foundation
  • Professor Philip Sullivan, De Montfort University Leicester
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