HR Works Podcast: Creating a Culture of Growth to Get the Best from Your Employees


Imagine a young employee in the early stage of his or her career walking up to the CEO of the company and saying “I’m giving you a D+ on the presentation you gave at the prospective client meeting.” Now imagine that same young employee still having a job with the company the next day.

Hard to imagine? Not if the employee works in a Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO), in which honest, open feedback is a crucial part of the culture.

Our guest, Harvard University Professor Robert Kegan, is the co-author of AN EVERYONE CULTURE: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization. Kegan explains this concept of people development in both theory and practice—including real life examples of employers who have embraced the DDO model and are benefiting with reduced turnover and greater productivity AND profitability.

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