Bring a 30,000 ft gap to a 3,000 ft. ? You need OD.
Organization development (OD) is a field of research, theory and practice dedicated to expanding the knowledge and effectiveness of people to accomplish more successful organizational change and performance. OD is known as both a field of science focused on understanding and managing organizational change and as a field of scientific study and inquiry. It is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on sociology, psychology, particularly industrial and organizational psychology, and theories of motivation, learning, and personality. Our OD practitioners come from industry with International and MNC culture which enables to think out of the box and with a Global inclination yet provide solution with a Global context with the India work culture in mind.
The objectives of OD are:
- To increase the level of inter-personal trust among employees.
- To increase employees’ level of satisfaction and commitment.
- To confront problems instead of neglecting them.
- To effectively manage conflict.
- To increase cooperation and collaboration among the employees.
- To increase the organization’s problem solving attitude and knowledge.
- To put in place processes that will help improve the ongoing operation of the organization on a continuous basis.
WHY DO OD?
Human resources — all employees — are usually a large proportion of organization operating costs. How employees are lead and managed and the environment in which they operate can make the difference between organizational success and failure. It is critical the organization understands how to manage them.
Changing nature of the workplace. Workers today want feedback on their performance, a sense of accomplishment, feelings of value and worth, and commitment to social responsibility. They must also be more efficient, to improve their time management. And, of course, if we continue doing more work with reduced employee numbers, we need to make our processes more efficient.
Global markets. Our environments are changing, and our organizations must also change to survive these challenges. Organizations need to be more responsible and develop closer partnerships with our customers. In order to survive, it is critical to attack the problems, not the symptoms, in a systematic, planned, socially responsible manner.
Accelerated rate of change. Competition exists on an international scale for people, capital, physical resources, and information.
In simple words organizations need to conduct OD for a proper understanding and implementation of Change Management where every new strategies and technologies are accepted without and resistance.
Changes in behavior
Data gathering measurement