Please Explain the process of organizational development and describe the conditions necessary for successful organizational change and development.
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1. Explain the process of organizational development.
To help understand the concept and process of organization, various definitions have been proposed, two of which are:
"Organization development is a system-wide application of behavioral science knowledge to the planned development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization's effectiveness." (Cummings and Worley, "Organization Development and Change", Sixth Edition, South-Western Publishing, 1997, p.2.)
"Organization Development is a body of knowledge and practice that enhances organizational performance and individual development, viewing the organization as a complex system of systems that exist within a larger system, each of which has its own attributes and degrees of alignment. OD interventions in these systems are inclusive methodologies and approaches to strategic planning, organization design, leadership development, change management, performance management, coaching, diversity, and work/life balance." Matt Minahan, MM & Associates, Silver Spring, Maryland, cited in www.managementhelp.org/org_chng/od-field/OD_defn.htm ...
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