GIODN Official Blog
VP Thoughts – Rethinking the work place
- May 6, 2021
- Posted by: Dr. Cindy Banyai
- Category: Thoughts
So many work places have seen abrupt changes over the past year. We have had to learn to be adaptable, whether we were ready or not! Many companies are now starting to consider what is next for their work place. Discussions on maintaining remote workers and how offices are designed are ongoing. Skilling up and leaning out workforces are also top considerations. OD practitioners will play a role in facilitating these discussions and their subsequent changes. We will have to use our OD skills to help organizations navigate this time and make the best decisions possible. We bring tools and a data-informed process to guiding change. Additionally, OD practitioners steward the human considerations during times of change. Recent GIODN presenter, Jonathan Pugh, talks about how employee mental health and isolation has affected organizations. As we are involved in rethinking the work place, our OD skills will be indispensable!