What IS People and Organisational Development?

Like most things in the last few years P&OD have had a few names and guises, you may have also heard it called Learning & Organisational Development but most people would probably recognise it more readily as Training.

A lot of learning now isn’t just technical skills, a huge part of learning is what has been known as “softer” skills, interpersonal skills, how we behave and the impacts of our behaviour on others, leadership and management skills and currently very topical and massively important is Wellbeing, both mental and physical.

The beauty of learning today is that there is less need for one-size fits all. A Personal development plan can be written to better suit the way individuals prefer to learn.

When businesses are growing they are  changing and evolving regularly! When this happens, there is a good chance that some of their existing employees  will struggle with the changes - most of us don't really like change!


They may have gaps in their skills and understanding that need to be filled. To help the come to terms with everything that is happening business owners and leaders need to help their people accept it.


Often it is the fear of change, the unknown that is the greatest problem. A phrase I have heard more times than I care to remember is “I’ve always done it this way; don’t know why we need to change!”. If the change is good and right for the business, providing your people with support through change will help them to accept it and deliver it!


Liaise works with businesses and their people at all stages, please contact us for a chat to find out what we can to to help your business and people thrive.

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