Ralph Rowbottom

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Ralph Rowbottom

Ralph Rowbottom was born and brought up in England, spending his early career years in industry. In 1963 he took up a post as an internal consultant in the Glacier Metal Company, and in 1965 as a staff member of the Glacier Institute of Management.

In 1968 he joined Elliot Jaques, the then-director of the Brunel Institute of Organisation & Social Studies at Brunel University (near London) as a Senior Research Fellow, later Professorial Fellow. Here, for some twenty years, he undertook social-analytic work in the (British) National Health Service, and for about ten years of this time also directed a unit doing similar work in British social welfare agencies.

In 1986 he began to turn from social-analytic work in large organisations, and founded with two partners, a centre in Bath, England, dedicated to the practice of personal development and therapy, and continued in this until his retirement in 1996.

He has been author or joint author of a number of books including:

  • Organisation Analysis (1968, with Derek Newman)
  • Hospital Organisation (1973, as principal author, with Jaques and others)
  • Social Services Departments – Developing Patterns of Work and Organisation (1974, with David Billis and Anthea Hey)
  • Organising Social Services (1980, with various co-authors)
  • Social Analysis – A Collaborative Method of Gaining Usable Scientific Knowledge of Social Institutions (1977)
  • Organisational Design – The Work-Levels Approach (1987, with David Billis)

A collection of his later papers on a wide range of social, psychological, and philosophical topics, the result of a long collaboration with Nicholas Spicer, a Jungian analyst, are displayed on the website www.ralphrowbottom.info

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A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
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Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
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Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations