INTRODUCTION TO TEAM BUILDING

Team Building is a specific intervention to address the development of the team. Typically, it consists of a one (or more) day programme focused on improvement of interpersonal  relations, improved productivity or better alignment of organisational goals” ( Kreik & Vent or,2009)
Team building is an OD intervention  aimed at enhancing team relationships to foster team planning and team performance through selected models of team building and facilitated by the use of tailored OD exercises and tools.
As much as the success of a team building intervention strongly lies within the competency of the facilitator and his tools, the outcome truly lies in the organisation’s ability to identify the need to transcend into higher performance to achieve greater goals as a team rather than fathom individualistic achievements. The OD Consultant herein has a role to bring to the fore, enough dissatisfaction in the current state  of the organization through data collection to warrant the needed change effort.

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WHY YOUR PROPOSALS END UP IN THE SHREDDER

In a conversation with Mrs Aberta Chuku Dono, a marketing professional in Ghana, she said” Marketing is a skill but Selling is an Art” she explains that people need to see the brighter colours of a new purchase to gain satisfaction. So the job is to paint them a picture of added value . The clearer and prettier your art, the quicker the sale.
Entry into an Organisation is an interestingly dicey phase of Consulting in Organisational Development (OD). It may come as a clear cut strategic phase with clear expected outcomes when a client calls you in to Consult on perceived issues. However, it becomes a much trickier art when the initiative is coming directly from you. You may have observed and researched enough to identify unhealthy Organisational Practices warranting Organisational Development processes to transform the organisation into higher and healthier performance.
Ironically your prospective client shoots you down each time you try to enter. Each proposal is treated with a waive of the hand and may just end up in the shredder. Your mind is constantly bugging why? Why? Why?
WHY ARE YOU NOT GETTING THE ATTENTION YOU DESERVE?

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THE SPIDER WEB EXERCISE

The Spider Web is an Organization Development (OD) tool used in the practice of OD as an institutional self assessment tool to enhance organisational change.

The name is deduced from the visual imagery created in the application of the tool. The spider web was originally developed in the Himalayan city of Nepal in Asia, as a participatory method for monitoring the status over time of community based organisation.  The Spider web has since, been applied in several settings to facilitate participatory approaches to change and growth. The ideal Spider Web exercise incorporates people from all levels and capacities in an organisation. Therefore, the tool can be a powerful way to build a common vision of what is needed to develop and strengthen an organisation’s capacity to deliver quality, relevant and sustainable development

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF AFRICA LIES IN ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The African continent is saddled with a myopic and eccentric politicking which has for ages, tied Africa to a pathetic state of under development, destruction and disaster. It is indeed ironic to find Africans among the top richest individuals in the world while the continent still rates as the poorest. It is no secret that Africa is endowed with most of the world’s most valuable minerals and natural reserves. Yet, the fact of mismanagement of our assets hits us hard in the face each time Africa is mentioned.
While we cannot dispute the unlimited educational strive of our leaders, we may need to question the application of what they learn in the development of this continent.

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ADMISSION NOTICE

It is announced for the information of prospective Applicants and the general public that applications are open for admissions to First and Second Degree Programmes of Study at the College for the 2020/2021 Academic Year, that the Sale of E-Vouchers for the online Application is open to the following applicants:
WASSCE/SSSCE Holders who have credits (A1-C6/A-D Respectively) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in Three Elective Subjects with an Aggregate Score of 24 or better in the relevant area of Study.

MATURE STUDENTS who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of Application and have credits in Five (5) GCE ‘O Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, in addition to passing an Entrance Examination and /or Interview.

FOREIGN APPLICANTS and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognised institution.

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