In the first ever global research on Use of Self in OD and other professional work (2018-2020), Doctors Mee Yan Cheung-Judge (firstname.lastname@example.org) and David Jamieson (email@example.com) have produced their final report for sharing. With over 700 participants from 44 countries, this study covered a wide spectrum of people doing OD-like work around the world. The demographics showed a wide range of ages, cultures, races, experience and education levels.
The scaled-survey items created 5 factors to help understand what Use of Self is about and the open-ended survey items produced extensive, themed lived-experiences of people working to become their best selves and self-develop, in their practices.
The Five Factors
- 1. Using Cognitive and Emotional Skills with Courage to Serve Dynamic Systems
- 2. Attention to Relationship Centric Values & Behavior
- 3. Self- Management in Emerging Situations
- 4. Continuous Development of Self & Other Awareness
- 5. Experiences of Best UoS Impact
The qualitative questions surfaced rich expressions of what types of barriers people experienced from themselves, others and situations, what development needs they experienced and the range of methods/ways people take on self-development and self-care, and insights into how people experienced and saw their impacts when operating at their best.
Finally, these results suggest many implications for early career and later career practitioners as they pursue their own use of self developments and practice. Additionally, and perhaps even more important, the results suggest many avenues to provide more attention and experiences in the education for all students pursuing change and helping roles, and all who hope to lead/facilitate organizational and social change challenges. Please see report for more details.
Download available here:
Single Page Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m1Cl2DA4zISKLcezoSfTy2hQClERPQif/view?usp=sharing
Magazine Page Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19sn50RMYaeHbK5fgLyY95DYobHNCpT7R/view?usp=sharing
Please contact the authors for further conversation or assistance in using this work to accelerate development of change agents and leaders.