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What is – Organisational Development


What is organisational development?

At the most basic level, it’s putting strategy into action. The process of change management.
Organisational Development is the practice of enabling positive growth in people and organisations. By growing the culture we assist to achieve the organisations strategic goals. It is sustainable and long-term development of the organisation.

What are examples of organisational development?

Organisational Development is a constantly evolving practice of long-term development across the entire organisation. Some examples of how this is achieved are:

  • Diversity and inclusion practices
  • Coaching and training
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Support and development of ethical employment practices
  • Systems and project management mapping and processes

What is the meaning of organisational development?

It is planned development of an organisations capabilities leading to improvement and reinforcement of the strategies, the structures and the processes that will ultimately lead to its efficiencies and effectiveness.

Why is organisational development important?

Organisational development is a continuous improvement process that looks at the whole organisation to identify overall effectiveness and allow for change to to be planned and implemented.

Organisational development experts provide guidance and support in analysing the needs of the organisation now and in the future, and work with you to provide the support needed to make this successful.

What does organisational development involve?

In the most simplistic method, organisational development requires understanding of four simple questions:

  • Where are you now?
  • Where do you want to be? And in what time frame?
  • How will you get there?
  • How will you measure your progress?

By answering these questions and analysing the information and rationale behind them, we can develop a plan for achieving the objectives of the business; a strategy for success that involves developing capabilities and processes of the entire organisation.


An organisations ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage


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