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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Leading People Change

Leading with a shared understanding, and indeed language to articulate how we approach and look to embed People Change, will help to ensure the intended benefits can be truly realised.

Through an Organisation Development (OD) diagnostic, the people involved and connected to People Change are placed at the heart of the activity.

The following information and tools have been designed to ensure that a successful transformation can be realised for you, your managers/team leaders and their teams. The role of your managers is key to this experience and role modelling a positive reboarding experience will ensure a sound foundation from which you can all build.

What is Reboarding?

The focus and benefits realised in taking time and effort to successfully ‘onboard’ new members of your team, through induction and probation development, is widely accepted. The concept of ‘reboarding’, following a significant restructure or People Change, can help to re-establish connections, support the embedding process and significantly increase the successful outcomes for your team through a structured discussion approach.

What tools are available to support me to lead my team?

OD Diagnostic: Bespoke Team development

Make a request for OD support here

How can I develop myself further to help my team?

Job families Core Skills: Continuous Improvement

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'Select' Job Families Core Skills (January 2020)

'Select' Core Skills: Continuous Improvement

Durham University E-library (bookboon)

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Positive Change

University Values

INSPIRING: By stimulating an instinct to challenge, encouraging innovative thinking and taking our responsibilities seriously, we foster a culture that inspires the extraordinary.

INNOVATIVE: From creative teaching practices and cutting edge research to new ways of working, innovation is at the heart of what we do.