Tag: Culture and Engagement

Ideas, tools and methods to inspire leadership development and organisation improvement; authored by ODI and its specialists.

Pulse Surveys

In these dynamic times, what you know about your organisation culture, climate and employee experience may be completely out of date. With lockdown, working from home, business restrictions and closures, and a refocus for many on home and family, there may have been some fundamental shifts in the employer-employee relationship…

How to Improve Work Culture in Your Organisation

Culture in an organisation is the sum of the behaviours enacted by its people; that is to say, culture is the outcome of the aggregated beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, values and actions that are ‘normal’ and institutionalised in the organisation.

IBM Kenexa Exit has a Silver Lining

Last month one of the world’s leading employee engagement survey companies, IBM Kenexa, announced they would exit New Zealand in June. It must have been a shock for their customers to hear that they would no longer be supported, effectively leaving them looking around for what comes next.The situation is…

How Organisational Culture and Climate Impact Training Success

In our leadership training practice we are often confronted by programme results that are less than we would like to see. I say ‘confronted’, not because we face anger or resentment from clients - by and large they are happy with what we deliver - but because we take it…

It's all about Culture and Climate

The holiday period has given me the chance to review all of our ODI training deliveries over 2013, and it has been quite a ‘special’ review because for the first time we have real evidence from our participants’ workplaces about the changes made there as a result of our work.


Recently we engaged ODI to deliver a Leadership & Management Development programme, having gone through a rigorous tendering process to secure the business. The learning programme was superbly delivered and premised on the outset around a thorough understanding on the learning needs of our organisation. The  programme was delivered by very engaging presenters who are authoritative experts and leading practitioners in their fields employing the latest adult learning principles.  The learning sessions involved high interaction and reflection through group exercises. The whole programme was underpinned by an emphasis on a transfer of learning using the best practice Kirkpatrick framework. Action Learning Groups ensured the learning was put to immediate use between each session and focused on application back in staff respective roles once the programme was completed. Overall the evaluation of the course material and subsequent transfer of learning has ensured we have yielded a high return on investment by increasing individual and organisational performance. I have no hesitation in recommending this first class high value provider of learning services who are very client focused, immersed in best practice and the latest research and work extremely hard to ensure the learning is applied after the programme is completed.

Michael Prisk, Team Leader Human Resources, Hurunui District Council

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