What is a DDO? And, indeed, that is a fair question! A DDO is a deliberately developmental organisation. The term was coined by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey in their recent, groundbreaking book called ‘An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization’.
Kegan is a fascinating individual. He taught at Harvard University for over 40 years until his retirement in 2016. During the 70s he was one of the first psychologists to disagree with the prevailing worldview that human development stopped at the age of 18.