Approaching organizational development as a continuous improvement process acknowledges the fluctuating nature of human beings, groups and organizations. Organizations are continuously evolving and influenced not only by varying internal variables such as people and revenues; but also by shifting external variables such as the economy, politics including regulatory and legislative issues and rapidly changing technology.
- Create an inclusive environment which encourages participation in the process to minimize resistance.
- Make sure all employees understand and support the organization’s mission and goals.
- Structure the organization to maximize goal achievement by eliminating duplication of effort, equitably rewarding creative productivity and balancing the work load.
- Build collaborative teams and relationships between units that sustain, encourage and enhance performance successfully accomplishing goals.
Organization development enables the organization to achieve its goals at a much faster rate with less waste. It is accomplished with the development of a solid strategic plan, effective human resource management and strong leadership which creates an environment enabling employees to perform better while responding positively to changes in the work environment.