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How to think about where competencies that generate great value fit in organizations as they evolve.

The application of behavioral psychology to organizations over the past 60 years or so has given rise to Organization Development tools, methods, and principles.  University programs and training labs have taught thousands of professionals in the rapidly evolving discipline.  Many of those trained wonder where they fit in the organizations that employ them.

To set the context for thinking about where specially trained resources fit in an organization, it may help to consider how other emerging competencies have evolved to fit in organizations.  Consider what has happened with information technology (IT) for example. Continue reading How to think about where competencies that generate great value fit in organizations as they evolve.