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Hello Everyone,


Currently I am within my final stages of the HRM CIPD Level 5 Apprenticeship, Understanding Organisational Development (UOD), and was hoping that some of you could assist with a little question I have?!


For those of you that are involved or work within OD, I am very interested in your thoughts on:


  • What you think are the top three roles in OD and why; and
  • What skills and competencies do you think are required.


Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts, and look forward to reading through them.


Best wishes


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  • Hi Jeni,

    Interesting questions indeed and here is my take on it.

    With the emergence of ever more sophisticated artificial intelligence and our digital economy demanding tech literacy at a much higher level to succeed in business, the roles are certainly shifting, also at C-suite level. 

    Hence these are my top 3 roles:

    1)  CTO's

    Key competencies:

    - advising leadership on all things IT & digital

    - insight into SaaS and deployment

    - infrastructure and data management/analytics/Big Data

    - AI skills

    - Agile 


    2) L&D leaders

    - Emotional Intelligence

    - Digitally savvy

    - Personalised Learning & Measuring impact

    - Strategy: Alignment with business goals

    - More agile culture

    - Change agents (Change Management)

    3) HR

    - Tech&digital literacy

    - Pro-active talent management

    - Synergistic, agile workflow skills

    - Drivers of ethics / workplace culture for better talent acquisition

    That about summarises it.

    Not sure if you heard of the Six-Box Model (Marvin Weisbord) see image attached. 

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck and fingers crossed here🤞🏼

    Best wishes,

    Iris 4003772649?profile=RESIZE_930x


    • Hi Iris,


      Many thanks for your response, which I found to be of an intereting read and appreciate your comment and take on it. I've not come across the Six-Box Model (Marvin Weisbord), but will certainly look this up.


      Best Wishes


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