Your success in life isn't based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business.
— Mark Sanborn
The nature and needs of organizations are changing dramatically. Correspondingly, the profession of Organization Development (OD) has been changing to meet the changing needs of organizations. Today's organizations operate in a rapidly changing environment. Consequently, one of the most important assets for an organization is the ability to manage change -- and for people to remain healthy and authentic.
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 practical experience, OD can also be defined as the process of working together with organizations, organization leaders and organization groups in bringing systematic change to the root problems and hence increasing productivity and employee satisfaction. OD offers three things: what we do, how we do and the results we get. By properly understanding all three aspects, you can solve critical aspects of the organization.
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. The work force has also changed. Employees expect more from a day's work than simply a day's pay. They want challenge, recognition, and 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.
Organization Development (OD) strategies provide services to improve organization effectiveness and/or individual employee effectiveness. The purposes are to increase productivity, work satisfaction and profit for the company.
Workshop topics to be covered:
1. Importance of Organizational Development
2. OD Theories and Best Practices
3. Organizational System Analysis
4. Improving Processes
5. Improving Human Resources
6. Managing Change
7. Comparison of an OD practices