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organization development (OD)

the process of improving organization performance by improving the pattern of interaction between members of the ORGANIZATION. The philosophy behind OD is that the core features of organization, such as task specialization, tend to obstruct the full use of individual talents and hence inhibit effectiveness. MECHANISTIC organizations can benefit from being loosened-up to enable faster response to environmental change. To do this individuals need to understand what others do and what motivates them, as well as themselves, and to identify the barriers to personal and group effectiveness. OD facilitates this through use of behavioural techniques such as T-Groups (see MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT). Many are wary of OD, partly because it seems to delve into the private domain and partly because its benefits are difficult to quantify. Also, if power relationships in the organization are left unchanged individuals may become resentful: they have been encouraged to modify their behaviour but their bosses, it seems, have not. See CULTURE. GROUP.
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Contract award notice: Consultancy services within management development and organisation development.
The manager and organisation development shall together contribute to Nesodden municipality appearing as an attractive organisation, as regards renewal and learning.
SKOPOS Consulting Group, a leading Organisation Development (OD) solutions firm in the Middle East and Africa, has pointed out that a growing number of companies in the region are now actively seeking support in light of the growing threat of employee disengagement.
SKOPOS has therefore been actively helping business organisations address this key issue through Organisation Development.
Almost 60 per cent of surveyed businesses were found to be filling up vacant managerial and professional positions, up from 46 per cent in last quarter, said the study by Skopos Consulting Group, a leading organisation development solutions firm in the MEA region.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 3, 2011-Myers Industries Inc elects Ray Cunningham as vice president of Human Resources, Organisation Development & Training(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Effective people; leadership and organisation development in healthcare, 2d ed.
Last year the post of director of organisation development was advertised with a salary of between pounds 106,000 and pounds 119,000.
The Effective Consultant seeks to answer these and key other questions by evaluating a range of actual organisation development consulting projects to see "what works" and "what doesn't work" in the real world.
Contract notice: Consultancy services within HR and management and organisation development.
IN June Kirklees asked for applicants for the new role of director of organisation development, with a salary of up to pounds 119,000 a year.
Contract notice: organisation development practitioners post graduate certificate programme.
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