Organisational development

Organisational development is facilitated by Appreciating People via a variety of strength-based approaches, including Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space (OST) and World Café. We tackle work-based subjects including team building, culture change, stakeholder engagement, facilitating staff and board away days, employee and customer engagement strategy development and business planning.

Strength-based HR and organisational development support can:

  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Reduce sick rates
  • Improve staff retention

session in progress by Strength-based organisational development experts Appreciating People

Group session discussions led by Appreciating People; strength-based change & organisational development

We’re also more than happy to create a bespoke project to meet your needs. Integral to our approach are:

  • Engaging staff in co-designing and co-creating the work, which ensures their continued involvement and interest in making change happen
  • We also train your staff in the Appreciative Inquiry approach, which means projects are much more sustainable, even after we’ve left…

The strength-based approach to ‘what works?’ can be used to support staff and management in periods of change, train senior HR staff, and can also be used in one-on-one coaching sessions.

Research by Sarah Lewis in the British Psychological Society’s Assessment and Development Matters argues that a strength-based approach shows some improvement if built into processes including recruitment, HR, personal development and appraisal – but that building it into your organisation’s design, so you focus on people’s strengths – reaps great rewards in terms of motivation, cost reduction and performance.

We work with a variety of different organisations across a range of sectors, from public to private, councils, churches and the corporate sector. Examples of our organisational development work include our recent work with Blackpool Council on a leadership programme, North West Ambulance Service on a service improvement process and the Methodist Church Discipleship team on a wellbeing programme. We’ve worked with organisations like Liverpool Vision, Baltic Creative and Liverpool John Moores University.

If you’d like to talk to us about an organisational development project, get in touch on 07940 726 067.



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