Researchin Organisation Dynamics
Dedicated to the advancement of understanding in systems psychodynamics for the purpose of supporting healthy, sustainable and creative organisations.
‘Although there are many different types of personalities in the world, and their complexities and differences are fascinating; people’s behaviours, thoughts and feelings are most strongly influenced by the roles they take up and the tasks they undertake. This effect is not experienced consciously and so people tend to think in terms of personality. But, roles and tasks belong to groups and organisations. Everything changes when you are a parent, a government official, a CEO, a nurse, a lawyer or a call centre worker. Tasks and roles “call out” different parts of you. You think different thoughts and different feelings are experienced in different roles and doing different tasks. These may travel across roles, but they are often unique to the role. I am hugely curious about this.’
Cutting Edge Knowledge
NIODA Research supports organisations and their members in discovery of hitherto unknown correlations or causal connections in their organisational experience and supporting and working with them to remedy problematics as a result of new understandings.
NIODA Scholarship works towards scholarly advancements through deeply and humanely thinking about what occurs in organisations; to sort the significant from the insignificant and issue meaningful opinions about important matters, with fairness and grace.
In The Spotlight
Experience & Publications
BOARD / COmmittee / staff members with doctorates
Chapter & Book Publications
Professor Susan Long
Research Lead & PhD co-lead
Dr Wendy Harding
CEO, Academic Programs Lead & Phd co-lead
Ms Jennifer Burrows
Education Quality Assurance and Enhancement Lead
Opening the space to think differently and to go on thinking in the face of turbulence;
exploring and creating possibilities
Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Methods of inquiry into unconscious (hidden) dynamics in organisations
8-10 September 2021
NIODA's fifth annual symposium
live interactive online
Working into the Future: Building individual and organisational culture beyond 2020
9-11 September 2020
NIODA's fourth annual symposium
live interactive online
Building Healthy and Ethical Organisational Culture
12-13 September 2019
NIODA's third annual symposium
Leading and Managing in the Emergency and Trauma Sectors
14-15 September 2018
NIODA's second annual symposium
Mount Macedon, Victoria
Getting the policies we deserve
NIODA's first annual symposium
NIODA acknowledges the Kulin Nations, and respective Traditional Custodians of the lands we work on.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their enduring sovereignty which has, and continues to, care for Country.
NIODA welcomes the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a collective movement for a better future.