Posted March 27, 2018 by Jonathan Jackson
Sometimes the culture of an organization or department can clash with it's strategic direction. Help is available. ODScore Inc. offers a unique, validated culture assessment that we apply to organizations and workplaces.
Posted March 20, 2018 by Jonathan Jackson
Our signature goal attainment strategy is called Level Up! It can help your organization to reach its goals by providing employees with tools to overcome our natural human tendencies to rely on willpower, pep talks, rewards and punishments.
Mentoring: Different Types for Different Scenarios
Posted December 18, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
We need mentors more than ever. The demands of the world dictate that we have special skills in order to navigate through our personal and professional situations. At the same time, our customary network of friends and family members is increasingly not equipped to be able to support us through these challenges – probably because they’re busy dealing with their own life and career struggles. This is where effective mentors have a role to play for us.
ODScore Partners with Innovation Guelph on the Rhyze Project
Posted December 11, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
Innovation Guelph recently teamed up with ODScore Inc. on the Rhyze Project, a women’s entrepreneurial pilot program that was designed to increase the number of women-led businesses in Guelph and Wellington County. Kristel Manes, the Director of Operations at Innovation Guelph and also Director of the Rhyze Project, talks in this video about how ODScore was the perfect partner for this project.
ODScore Supports Adopt-a-Family Program
Posted November 29, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
ODScore Inc. has joined once again in an annual charitable campaign of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.
The Foundation’s Adopt-a-Family Program works to make Christmas wishes come true for local families in need.
Mentoring: Challenges and Benefits
Posted November 22, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
The intentions of mentoring, and of establishing a successful mentoring program within an organization, are always good ones. But it isn’t a simple process, and there are pitfalls that can derail a mentoring program before it has a chance to prove its effectiveness.
ODScore Launches Women for Nature Mentoring Program
Posted November 16, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
ODScore is pleased to announce the launch of a new mentoring program with Women for Nature.
The six-month program is designed to provide opportunities for emerging women leaders within science, nature, and conservation in Canada.
Ten mentees between the ages of 18 and 35 have been paired with 10 experienced members of Women for Nature who will share their experiences and insights.
Mentoring: How To Be An Effective Mentor
Posted November 14, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
People want to work with mentors for a variety of reasons. They may want to develop their job and life skills, they may want to improve their work performance, they may want to advance their careers, and they may also want to explore what career options are out there (i.e. students). An effective mentor can help in these areas as mentees set their own specific goals.
One Size Does Not Fit All: The Trouble with Clickbait
Posted July 18, 2017 by Christy Pettit / Jonathon Jackson
I keep seeing these articles that are painful to me. They’re some form of very poorly crafted clickbait. I feel like we’re trying to simplify a not-simple organizational development problem, which is a natural human response. But the challenge is, organizations are like a combination lock – there’s not one key.
Organizational Evolution: Important Questions
Posted June 15, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
Albert Einstein once said that problems cannot be solved with the same level of consciousness that created the problems in the first place. A new type of thinking, therefore, is required.