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DTB Services blog is all about thoughts and articles exploring the theories, practices and possibilities of how organisations (public and private) can achieve desired results and deliver intended value through better management of performance, learning, talent and organisational development

Organizational Structure as an Academy

Organizational Structure as an Academy
What I do want in this post is explore how one might approach structuring the curriculum of an organization. The goal of such a curriculum is to develop professionals in all types of roles, in such a way that performance at the top level or grade of that role type can be matched to a specific academic achievement level from a professional academic ...
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Thinking about your career

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Don't make your career goals about a job you want, instead focus on the type of value you want to bring, the type of results you want to achieve and the type of activities you like to engage in. Seek these out in whatever jobs at whatever level.  The following 30-second clips provide a quick overview of some ideas related to the roles people p...
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An Introduction to role-task, work-based development plans

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Development plans sound like a great idea but somehow installing this as a practice in organizations can sometimes be quite challenging. There is a tendency to focus so much on the 'template' that we forget the actions the template is supposed to scaffold and enable, and the results and value those actions are supposed to achieve and deliver. ...
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Enabling Career and Professional Development Through Work Experience

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I have spent a lot of time reflecting on how important it is for theory and practice to come closer. In recent years, t here seems to be an increase in focus on closer integration of theory with practice within a wide range of occupations which has increased the attention on the idea of scholar-practitioners. In a related capacity, there appears to...
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Knowledge, Skill and Will - Applying Our Framework to Employee and Talent Development

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First let's start with some basic definitions of common terms that we might be using in slightly different ways. We have a somewhat holistic view of learning and development which approaches objectives as shown in the table below:  The first important distinction is the use of only 2 categories of knowledge and skills, 1) professional domain w...
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Importance of Job definition to Learning and Talent Development

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  When the learning and talent development strategy focuses on creating a workplace environment that encourages and supports learning behaviour, the meaning employees associate with their jobs becomes an extremely important consideration and variable in the design of products and interventions. As reflected in this post " rethinking the role o...
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