Organisation Development and Meaningful Work Essential Insights
Explore how organisation development contributes to meaningful work and apply the principles and benefits of good work to support organisational change
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
Meaningful work (‘good work’) is purposeful and benefits individuals, organisations and communities. In a constantly changing environment, organisation development and design is growing in importance. Effective organisation development (ODV) can help everyone find personal meaning in their work and use their talents constructively.
Building upon the definition and benefits of meaningful work outlined in the positioning Essential Insight course Meaningful Work and Organisational Leadership, this course delves deeper into how ODV can contribute to creating experiences of meaningful work. Learners do not need to have completed Meaningful Work and Organisational Leadership to attend.
Aligning to the foundation standards of the CIPD Profession Map in the specialist knowledge area of organisational development and design, learners will get to grips with different dimensions of work and job quality. They will become familiar with the role that ODV can play in fostering meaningful work experiences and how to start their own self-development plan.
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In this course, you will:
- explore the CIPD position on meaningful work within an organisation development context
- apply the course concepts in the learner’s context
- undertake an action plan for self-development in the area of meaningful work.
Is this course right for me?
People professionals who can apply ODV knowledge and skills are increasingly in demand. This short online course has a broad appeal, including early-career people practitioners with an interest in the topic, and people practitioners/line managers/ODV practitioners with the opportunity to explore workplace motivation, behaviour and culture, and support organisational change.
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I want to put my team on this course
This course can be delivered to teams with a focus on their business context. As a result, participants will be confident to discuss with stakeholders ODV approaches and goals that contribute to meaningful work and organisational success.
If you are an organisation looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to:
- apply, as organisational development practitioners, the principles and benefits of meaningful work to support (and be enriched by) organisational change
- create action-orientated ODV goals in your context that contribute to meaningful work and organisational success
- create a plan for your own development in the field of ODV and meaningful work.
Featuring a mix of written, video and interactive content, this online course will take 60-90 minutes to complete, including reflective questions throughout and a knowledge check at the end. Learners engage at their own pace via the CIPD Learning Hub, a self-serve online platform.
Topic 1: A systemic approach to meaningful work
Topic 2: Organisation development and the opportunity of change
Topic 3: What do you need to make it happen?
The short informal knowledge check enables learners to test themselves against some of the key messages. This can be undertaken multiple times.