- Organization Development
Nora L. Hughes on Organization Development in the U.S., Asia and Eastern Europe.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business, summa cum laude, and Masters in Organization Development and has completed her Ph.D.
Her dissertation research centered on skilled Chinese workers and how they integrate into MNCs.
She became interested in the large change projects happening in Russia and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. In Albania Nora spent more than six years working on government reform. She was responsible for education reform in a poor, northern region of Albania as well as working in the capital with both the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice on reforming the Justice system.
Change and Transition Manager for the Edge to Edge project as well as working with various strategic teams.
She was seconded for two years to Intel’s new, rapidly growing site in Western China as the OD Manager where she was responsible for developing managers, leaders, teams, and the overall site culture.
During her time in China, Nora also worked with Intel’s China Steering Council, the top leadership team for China. This provided her with both depth of knowledge in the challenges of a new site in Western China as well as breadth of understanding the issues of developing leaders for Intel across China. Living in Chengdu provided Nora the ability to do the extensive fieldwork.
Having traveled to more than 50 countries and lived in four, it takes little to interest Nora in the adventure of a new culture or geography.