OD is something a new invention it will very much helpful nowdays the organisation in a betterway. OD concepts are different from HR. HR is a separte department for Recruiting, Staffing and maintain smooth industrial harmony. But OD is a continious process in organisation.
8th June 2012 From India, Madras
A long-term effort, led and supported by top management, to improve an
organization's visioning, empowerment, learning, and problem-solving processes,
through an ongoing, collaborative management of organization’s culture – with
special emphasis on the culture of intact work teams and other team configurations –
utilizing the consultant – facilitator role and the theory and technology of applied
behavioral science, including action research.
Primary Distinguishing Characteristics Of OD
Focuses on culture and processes
• Encourages collaboration between organizational leaders and members in
managing culture and processes
• Teams of all kinds are particularly important for task accomplishments
• Focuses primarily on the human and social side of the organization.
Assumptions And Values Underlying OD
-Dealing with individuals
- Implication for managers
- Dealing with groups
-Designing and running an organization
Human Process interventions
-Process consultation / third party interventions
-Organization confrontation meeting
-Differentiation and Integration
-Parallel learning structures
Human Resource Management Interventions
-Career planning and development
-Managing workforce diversity
-Parallel Learning Structures
-Person-Focused OD Interventions
-Encounter Groups (EG)
Where as Human resources is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector or an economy. "Human capital" is sometimes used synonymously with human resources, although human capital typically refers to a more narrow view; i.e., the knowledge the individuals embody and can contribute to an organization. Likewise, other terms sometimes used include "manpower", "talent", "labor" or simply "people".
The professional discipline and business function that oversees an organization's human resources is called human resource management (HRM, or simply HR).
Organization Development is the Strategy used by Top Management Even HR Management tool's such as PMS, EMS is used for Organization Development Over All Put together HR is Supporting function which has Massive Part in OD....
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Moin ul Hasan Khan
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There is no single definition of "Organizational Development." If we were to break it into its parts we can discover one meaning: "Organization" has come to mean the coming together of people and resources to form a unit. "Development" in its simplest form suggests change and growth. So OD could be defined as "the practice of changing people and organizations for positive growth."
In practice, Organizational Development can take on many forms, and typical OD activities can include some of the following:
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