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Organization Development is an effort planned, organization-wide, and managed from the top, to increase organization effectiveness and health through planned interventions in the organization's 'processes,' using behavioral-science knowledge.”
According to the definition OD is mainly used for developing an organization,OD is a vast subject it also includes change management.
Here applying behavioural sciences means applying various OD interventions to bring about effective change in an organization.
OD is a long range effort to improve organization's problem solving and renewal processes and also to implement effective change in an organization.
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4th September 2011 From India, Surat
Profitability, productivity, morale and quality of work life are of concern to most organizations because they impact achievement of organization goals. There is an increasing trend to maximize an organization's investment in its employees. Jobs that previously required physical dexterity now require more mental effort. Organizations need to "work smarter" and apply creative ideas.The effective organization must be able to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges. Adaptability and responsiveness are essential to survive and thrive.So OD is an important process for organisation to meet up their goals......
4th September 2011 From India, Hyderabad
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5th September 2011 From Australia, Melbourne
As per OD Network, the following are the answers to your questions:
1) WHAT IS OD?
Organization Development (OD) is the process of improving organizations. The process is carefully planned and implemented to benefit the organization, its employees and its stakeholders. The client organization may be an entire company, public agency, non-profit organization, volunteer group - or a smaller part of a larger organization.
The change process supports improvement of the organization or group as a whole. The client and consultant work together to gather data, define issues and determine a suitable course of action. The organization is assessed to create an understanding of the current situation and to identify opportunities for change that will meet business objectives.
WHY IS OD?
Profitability, productivity, morale and quality of work life are of concern to most organizations because they impact achievement of organization goals. There is an increasing trend to maximize an organization's investment in its employees. Jobs that previously required physical dexterity now require more mental effort. Organizations need to "work smarter" and apply creative ideas.
The work force has also changed. Employees expect more from a day's work than simply a day's pay. They want challenge, recognition, a sense of accomplishment, worthwhile tasks and meaningful relationships with their managers and co-workers. When these needs are not met, performance declines.
Today's customers demand continually improving quality, rapid product or service delivery; fast turn-around time on changes, competitive pricing and other features that are best achieved in complex environments by innovative organizational practices.
The effective organization must be able to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges. Adaptability and responsiveness are essential to survive and thrive.
5th September 2011 From India, Delhi
5th September 2011 From India, New Delhi
Organisation Development means anything changes within the organisation to better service to the customer or to the Employees within organisation.
To Survive in Competitive market organisation go for Development. Development in the area of Technology, Policies, Strategies etc. even Organisation can go for some Change on organisation like give good facilities to the Employees. Give them a Training, Education, Change the attitude of employees towards Company, Creating good Image of Organisation in the mind of Employees and Customer. So this are the little steps for Organisation Development. There are many many strategies and planning for Organisation development & its a very long process for any organisation...
5th September 2011 From India, Mumbai
Though very wise suggestion for searching the site for previous posts has been given & I stand by it still pl find enclosed a very informative ppt which will open your horizons to the enormity of the area of influence of OD. This will basically prepare you for further study on the subject shall you so desire.
5th September 2011 From India, Delhi
When the performance is poor in any or many fields, OD
intervention is sought after. It is done with the knowledge esperts in various fields. Prof B Venkateswaran, Rai Business School, CHENNAI
6th September 2011 From India, Madras