New role – becoming a sponge of information

March 13, 2018

Your first day at work is like your first day at school, but instead of a brand new pencil case you might have shiny new shoes and clothes.

Joining The Institute for Organisational Development was an exciting time for me, giving me the opportunity to learn an entirely new skillset and learn a lot about the OD field.  Everyone in the team has made me feel very welcome, providing support to help me fit into my new role and scheduled some time with me so I can find out more about them, and how our roles will interact.

I was also fortunate to join The Institute for Organisational Development in time to attend our Annual Member Dinner & OD awards 2018 on Wednesday 7th March.  This gave me a great opportunity to meet our membership clients and get a better understanding of their journey so far.

One of my most important tasks in my first week was to become a sponge and absorb everything, getting to know the company’s story so far, values, culture, working and communication styles.  The Culture of The Institute for Organisational Development was one of the important factors for me throughout my recruitment process, and the passion of employees gave me the insight I needed to know that this was a company I’d like to play a part in helping make a difference.

“Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.”

– Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO, Airbnb

It was good to meet lots of new faces at our member conference and for those of you that I didn’t get chance to meet or you weren’t present on the day, I look forward to introducing myself to you over the next couple of weeks.

Claire Beck

Membership Services Manager

The Institute for Organisational Development for People, Performance & Organisational Development




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