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About Us

Pioneers of team based working, Affina Organisation Development (AOD) – previously Aston OD – was created in 2003 with the intention of translating research into practice.

Our aim is to help organisations to build in-house capacity for developing effective team working using evidence-based tools backed up by a cost-effective model of training, delivery and support.

Download Michael West’s summary of the latest research.

AOD can help you to:

Assess and develop team effectiveness

Get an accurate assessment of the potential performance of individual teams or multiple teams across your organisation by using our evidence-based assessment and development tools, designed by experts and recommended by practitioners in many organisations.

Design and implement effective strategies for improving organisational performance

Create sustainable change through the implementation of team based working supported by experienced consultants and enable strategies to become operational reality with on-going coaching for senior leaders.

Train leaders and staff to implement and sustain effective team working

Develop in-house capacity by providing skills training for team coaches, team leaders and team facilitators. Our aim is to create sufficient expertise to develop the structures, processes and behaviours which will maintain high performing teams at all levels across your organisation.

Team Assessment

Measure how well your teams are working and in which key areas they need to develop
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Affina Team Journey

Improve performance by giving your team leaders a practical 'tool-kit' they will value and enjoy
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Training and Support

Take your work with teams to the next level as an accredited facilitator or coach
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