“Chris is good at helping scope out “the big picture” of change plans and steps you can take to get it on the way; getting people involved – either at management or staff level, which can be useful in kicking off change programmes; creative thinking around issues, overcoming concerns, etc. His style is all about creativity, involvement, etc.”
— Retail Plc HR Director
…has extensive experience of working with senior executives and their teams, both as an in-house manager and an external consultant, facilitator, and coach.
…has worked with managers and organizational specialists in both private enterprise and the public sector – both in the UK and internationally.
…is recognised as a leading exponent of the complex social dynamics (i.e.”wiggly world“) of organisational life that managers and their teams experience every day.
…wrote Informal Coalitions to expose the flaws in much of what passes as conventional management ‘wisdom’ and to point managers towards a more credible way forward.
… has written a new book, The Wiggly World of Organization, that is due to be published in Spring 2021.
…has developed a number of sense-making frameworks to help clients to bridge the gap between leading-edge thinking on leadership, change and organizational performance, and practical action ‘on the ground’.
…originally worked as an engineer and senior manager in the UK power generation industry, including the period of its ground-breaking privatisation and subsequent commercial transformation.
“Chris Rodgers has that rare quality, a deep and sympathetic understanding of human and organisational behaviour combined with an engineer’s analytical
— Energy Industry CEO
…is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and was Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, City, University of London from December 2008 to November 2020.
…gained an MSc in Managing Change in 1999, the learning from which continues to inform his thinking and practice (although, somewhat ironically perhaps, he would argue that you can’t actually “manage change”!).
…has spoken in a wide range of business and academic forums on diverse aspects of leadership, change, and organizational dynamics.
…runs a vibrant, London-based network of senior Organization Development practitioners.
…is author of the blog Informal Coalitions.com »
“Chris … offers an exciting new vision of organisational dynamics that highlights the powerful role played by everyday conversations in making change happen.”
— Managing Director of Consulting Company