6 Keys to Increase Profits Using Organizational Development – The Role of Human Resources

What is the role of Organizational Development, also known as Organizational Effectiveness, in Human Resources? Why is this so important to an organization? Will OD affect the profitability of your organization?

Organizational Development Defined

“Organization development is the process through which an organization develops the internal capacity to most efficiently and effectively provide its mission work and to sustain itself over the long term. This definition highlights the explicit connection between organizational development work and the achievement of organizational mission. This connection is the rationale for doing OD work.

According to Warren Bennis, organization development (OD) is a complex strategy intended to change the beliefs, attitudes, values, and structure of organizations so that they can better adapt to new technologies, markets, and challenges.

Organization development, according to Richard Beckhard, is defined as: a planned effort, organization-wide, managed from the top, to increase organization effectiveness and health, through planned interventions in the organization’s ‘processes’, using behavioral science knowledge.

Warner Burke emphasizes that OD is not just “anything done to better an organization”; it is a particular kind of change process designed to bring about a particular kind of end result. OD involves organizational reflection, system improvement, planning, and self-analysis.

The term “Organization Development” is often used interchangeably with Organizational effectiveness, especially when used as the name of a department or a part of the Human Resources function within an organization.

Organization Development is a growing field that is responsive to many new approaches including Positive Adult Development.” (Quote From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

Human Resources and Change Management…

Positive change is necessary for any organization and the highest levels of management need to understand how to work with Human Resources (HR) to help bring about the positive changes that can move your business to higher levels of effectiveness and productivity. Strategic Planning, system improvement, and the successful implementation of the organization’s development plan are essential functions that can be developed and carried out through Human Resources. This process will have positive outcomes on your organization’s profitability and demonstrate the value of HR. As communication improves and the organizational plan unfolds, managers and frontline personnel can better understand their roles in your organizations strategic plan. “The Big Picture” will allow for a greater investment in, and motivation for, organizational success and leads to greater work satisfaction, reduced turnover, and increased profitability. HR can be the “Change Agent” and help to create “Buy in” for more of your organization’s key personnel.

What is the role of Organizational Development, also known as Organizational Effectiveness, in Human Resources? Why is this so important to an organization? Will OD affect the profitability of your organization?

As a Human Resource Professional use these 6 focus areas to enhance your organization’s profitability:

1. Improve organizational communication

2. Assist in management development, especially for new managers or technical personnel raised to project or team leadership

3. Enhance the Emotional Intelligence of leadership and managers

4. Organize mentors or executive coaching opportunities

5. Bring in the training that your organization requires including: EQ-emotional intelligence, leadership, communication, time management, etc.

6. Lead strategic planning, goal setting, implementation planning



Source by L. John Mason

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