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Difficult of organizational developments

As I am learning about the concepts or organizational development, it appears that many companies are somewhat effective and still remain competitive, with only 2/3's of the changes ever being successful. Why is organizational development so difficult?

Are there any barriers (within organizational development) that you have experienced as an employee that sticks out as being a common trend? Why was this a challenge and how did/would you overcome something like this?

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Organizational development is so difficult because most of the changes are decided by top two or three managers in a hush-hush manner. These are then thrust upon employees. The organizational development requires a shift in organizational culture. This is not planned. Another reason why organizational development is so difficult is that the communication strategy of the top management is flawed. They don't share information with workers whom it affects the most. ...

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My experiences in organizational development are discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.