The objective of Organisational Development (OD) is to improve the organisation's capacity to handle its internal and external functioning and relationships. This includes improved interpersonal and group processes, more effective communication, and enhanced ability to cope with a variety of organisational change problems.
It also involves more effective decision making processes, more appropriate leadership styles, improved skills in dealing with destructive conflicts, as well as developing improved levels of trust and cooperation among organisational members.
In this edition we offer you a range of tools, insights and best practices that will give you a clearer picture on how to best support an organisation as a coach with their OD initiatives and to help them turn it into a continuous, ongoing process.
Julia von Flotow reminds us in her article of a quote by the famous management consultant, Edward Deming, who so succinctly put it: “It is not necessary to change, survival is not mandatory.”