Exactly What Is Organisation Development Again? →


Alex Swarbrick, writing for Changeboard:

Maybe there’s something inherent in OD which doesn’t help. Many of us like things that can be neatly labelled, wrapped up and put in a box; things that can be boiled down to a single concept, deconstructed and reduced to a single principle. OD is exactly the opposite. It’s about the bigger picture; it’s about the complexity of systems and the messiness of human interactions that make up organisational life.

A useful exploration of what organisational development is. As OD practitioners, it’s important that we help others understand what it is and why it’s important—and not get in the way of that.