OD is an approach to organizational effectiveness that calls on the fields of behavioral and social sciences to provide guidance to planned change efforts. Organizations thrive when changes are effective. Thus, the greatest competitive strength an organization can seek today is exceptional agility, intelligence to sense and respond to market opportunities and threats, and an organizational culture and structure than can flex to extraordinary stresses and strains. Please discuss the role of the organizational development practitioner when it comes to change in the workplace.
- What are the changes needed to the organization structure i.e. reporting structures, information and communication structures, HR management policies, locations, and facilities etc.?
- How should the relationship between people and the organization’s internal environment be? Determine what leadership and management style would be conducive to the intended organizational change.
- How can we motivate and support change in an organization and manage resistance?