Organizational development is a system wide application of behavioral science knowledge applied to the planned development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization’s effectiveness
Organizational Development Focus is on….
Developing organizations requires system thinking:
- Improving the total organization and its subdivisions
- Whole system changes necessary to respond effectively to internal or external pressures
- Processes which assist the organization to achieve increased productivity
- How to motivate, utilize and integrate associate skills, talent and intellectual capital
A system is anything that takes its integrity and form from the on-going interaction of its parts.
Systems are defined by the fact that their elements have a common purpose and behave in common ways, precisely because they are interrelated toward a purpose.
Encourages flexibility, innovation and the ability to react quickly to the market place or internal or external customer needs.
Constructive Culture Philosophy
We help organizations achieve the following:
- An organization’s only sustainable competitive advantage is the quality of its workforce
- Investing in the development of its employees is as important as physical investments
- Employee involvement (teamwork) results in higher quality products and highly motivated employees
- Moderate risk taking encourages innovation
- Rules and procedures are meant to be applied with flexibility and reason
- Demonstrate that people are the only sustainable competitive advantage
- Strategies that treat members with respect and appreciation as unique individuals
- Practices that encourage decision making at all levels
- Emphasis on employee training and individual growth
- Use of open communication up and down
- Encouragement of innovation through employee involvement and self-expression
- Managers who guide, coach, support and promote as opposed to constrain, and "tell how"