Tag: Performance and Results

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

Support for Strengths-Based Development

Self-awareness is the foundation of any leader’s development. Knowing what you’re good at helps you make good decisions about your career. Yet, as a society, we gravitate to the gaps – to where the deficits are. This is one reason people dislike performance reviews – they focus too much on talking about what needs fixing.

ODI HPWI Programme 2015/16 Delivers Results

ODI's High Performance Work Initiative (HPWI) programme was Callaghan Innovation co-funded and worked with four client organisations over the 15-month period to December 2016. The programme provided workshop-based diagnostics across the 10 Levers for High Performance Work; participative events at which SMT and others from client organisations discussed and rated…

High Performance Work Initiative (HPWI) 2015/16 Seminar

ODI is hosting a High Performance Work Initiative (HPWI) 2015/16 Seminar in Christchurch on Thursday December 8th as the capstone event for this programme.  Registrations for this complimentary seminar are now open: ODI HPWI 2015/16 Seminar

The aim of this seminar is to share information about how the ODI HPWI 2015/16…

ODI’s HPWI Programme Shows Promise

ODI has been rolling out its Callaghan Innovation-supported High Performance Work Initiative (HPWI) programme since October 2015 for the four organisations that have joined this inaugural programme. It is scheduled for completion by the end of calendar 2016. Indications are that it is providing good returns to the participant organisations,…

ODI 10 Levers for High Performance Work

ODI has worked with the Burke-Litwin Model of Organisational Change and Performance to create a set of diagnostics to help identify organisational strengths and development opportunities to achieve high performance work.  We have crafted a series of questions that test a business or organisation against global good practices in each…

High Performance Work Initiative

Callaghan Innovation is implementing a nationwide initiative aimed at helping small-medium sized organisations to be higher performers - to assist them to grow their productivity, profitability and competitiveness through effective employee engagement and improved workplace practices. HPWI programmes deliver results for organisations that impact the bottom line within 8-12 months.

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Collaboration is Alive and Well in Canterbury

Yesterday, a group of Canterbury business and organisation leaders spent a little time with four outstanding collaboration practitioners and a subject-matter expert in that space. It was an unforgettable experience.

The practitioners, Duncan Gibb, GM, SCIRT; Vince Barry, CEO, Pegasus Health; Paul Lonsdale, Councillor, Christchurch City Council; and Dr Tom Richardson,…


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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