Organizational Development

What’s Organizational Development? 

Organizational Development (OD) is an evidence-based method of implementing organizational change. Though specific strategies differ from organization to organization, all organizational development is organization-wide, managed from the top, and planned to increase organization effectiveness and health.

So, why is it important to companies?

 OD understands an organization comprises individual components, groups, systems, and processes all working together. OD sees that an organization’s success and growth are clearly tied to the individuals, teams, and systems within it.

Human Resources (HR) professionals are often the first to recognize the need for OD. From initial hiring to succession, HR is uniquely situated to notice how the organizational climate and culture impact employee satisfaction, one of the key indicators of organizational health. 

Although HR alone cannot drive OD

As a management-driven process, OD requires buy-in from all levels of management. Engaging management ensures any changes are fully integrated into the corporate culture and reinforced across all divisions and departments.

OD recognizes the interconnected nature of an organization’s structure, systems, processes, and resources. HR is the hub of these aspects within an organization and serves as the link between organizational change and people processes.

The goal of OD is to strategically improve the efficiency and health of an organization so that it can grow and develop. The goal of HR is very similar but focuses on how the people within an organization can develop in ways that support organizational growth. 

For Opsani, we choose to optimize and implement this proactively to encourage growth and continual adaptation in an ever-evolving business market.

Employee Development can help employees refine and grow their skills, which equips them for their organization’s role. This also adds more value to their work and directly benefits the org as we evolve and grow. It helps build loyalty, and loyalty usually increases productivity. Not to mention good talented people naturally want to advance and appreciate meaningful support in the process.