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Edgar Schein
Edgar Schein – a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, coined the term “corporate culture”.  His contribution to OD thought is by way of his focus on culture.




John Wells
John WellsProfessor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, member of the ABC Advisory Board.  Area of interest is strategy formulation, change and implementation and the agile organisation.  His seminar on Strategic Agility:  Managing Continuous Change 2005, talks about the importance of having agile strategies, structures and people in today’s business environment.


Peter Senge
Peter Senge – Famous for his work on the “Learning Organisation” which describes the need for an organisation to be continually learning, adapting and changing.




Naomi Stanford
Naomi Stanford – An American based consultant with experience in managing large-scale organization design and change programs within the federal and state governments.  She has published two books, Guide To Organization Design 2007 which advocates five basic principles for effective OD, and Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach 2004 which sets out a five phases OD methodology.  Both books have individual business strategy as the starting point in any OD project.


John Kotter
John Kotter – Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School, is widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on leadership and change. His bestseller Leading Change 1996, outlines an 8-step process for implementing successful transformations.


Warner Burke
Warner Burke – Professor of Psychology and Education at the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. He is also senior advisor to the organization and change strategy practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. His latest book, coauthored with Bill Trahant, is Business Climate Shifts: Profiles of Change Makers 2000.


Simon Waldman
Simon Waldman – Now Product Director of LOVEFiLM he started his career in Journalism and is now acknowledged as one of the world’s leading thinkers on the evolution of the media industry. His book Creative Disruption 2010, details how new businesses and entrepreneurs have emerged and how they’ve capitalised on the new physics of business.




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