Organizational Evolution: The Need for Change
Posted March 22, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
It has often been said that the only constant is change. If that’s true, why are we as people so averse to change? It’s happening whether we like it or not, so why should we not embrace it?
Dreaming Big Being Bold
Posted March 3, 2017 by Amy Strachan
CEO of ODScore, Christy Pettit will be featured as an author in Volume 2 of "Dreaming Big, Being Bold", a co-authored project by Paula Morand and Victoria Craig.
Ontario start-up engages employees with video games
Posted February 22, 2017 by Mitacs
Employee engagement is a buzzword in organizational development circles today, with a variety of approaches touted by the experts. But what if one solution lies in video games?
Gamification: A Winning Design
Posted February 16, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
There’s a lot more to implementing a gamification process in your workplace than simply coming up with some game-like activities for your employees and expecting productivity to magically increase...
Gamification – The Best of Both Worlds
Posted December 19, 2016 by Jonathon Jackson
Gaming endears itself to people because it offers them the ability to experience life in a gratifying way that traditional reality often cannot accommodate. Gaming is still seen by many people as a waste of time and energy, but we really can have the best of both worlds. After all, if a gaming environment allows us to be engaged, inspired, and rewarded, why would we not embrace that? It’s proof that real-world problems can be solved in the same way that game problems can be.
Planning: Choose Your Ride
Posted November 23, 2016 by Jonathon Jackson
There are new productivity systems that are designed to be far more flexible and reliable in terms of planning. They are intended to meet different goals, depending on who’s using the system and what their goals are. And they can be differentiated by what is known as the Transportation Metaphor.
Planning: Reducing Uncertainty
Posted November 14, 2016 by Jonathon Jackson
Everybody talks about the importance of having a plan. Few people know that the real importance is in the planning process – and not in the plan itself.
Mentoring: It’s for Leaders
Posted October 27, 2016 by Christy Pettit
Leaders are made, not born
From an organizational standpoint, that means if you want your team members and managers to be leaders, you may have to show them how to lead. Fortunately, there is an ideal way to develop their leadership skills – mentoring.
Mentoring to Empower Women
Posted October 14, 2016 by Christy Pettit
Women earn less money and are more likely to work in employment that is informal, vulnerable and unprotected. They are underrepresented in positions of leadership and senior management. They are also more susceptible to experiencing discrimination at work. At ODScore Inc., we know that women in the workforce continue to face many challenges. This is true regardless of where you are in the world, because no country has achieved gender business parity.
White Paper:The Problems with Plans
Posted September 21, 2016 by Christy Pettit and Neil LaChapelle with Jonathon Jackson
Our research has determined that traditional planning often fails because of the exaggerated importance of the static plan. New productivity systems have been developed which are far more inclusive and adaptable, and which result in planning processes that can actually make positive differences in terms of goal attainment and organizational productivity. In the white paper we explain these systems and show how they differ from one another and from traditional planning practices.