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Organizational Development: Theories, Conditions, Change

Prepare a paper in which you examine the concept of organizational development. Be sure to address the following items in your examination:

Explain the process of organizational development.
Identify the theories associated with organizational development.
Describe the conditions necessary for successful organizational change and development.

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Organizational development is a process by which an organization decides to fundamentally change its culture. Typically, a business will pursue organizational development as a means to increase the overall reliability and effectiveness of the company (Bradford & Burke, 2005).

To implement organizational development effectively, an organization will have to be prepared to change its values, its belief systems, its overall attitude, its culture, and its overall business strategy. These changes will be necessary in order to allow for the adaptation of new technologies, new business challenges, emerging markets, and keeping pace with the continuously changing landscape in a global business economy (Sims, 2002).

When pursuing an overhaul of the organization through the rigorous path of organizational development, it will involve an organizational development coach or leader to work with the organization to direct their progress. Tools such as, interventions, data collection and comparison of past performance versus desired future results, system improvement processes, a lot of strategic planning, and the use of Behavioral Science theory will all ...

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To implement organizational development effectively, an organization will have to be prepared to change its values, its belief systems, its overall attitude, its culture, and its overall business strategy. These changes will be necessary in order to allow for the adaptation of new technologies, new business challenges, emerging markets, and keeping pace with the continuously changing landscape in a global business economy (Sims, 2002).

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