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Has Organizational Development become irrelevant over the past 20 years? Justify your answer with authoritative proof from the text and outside research stating why or why not OD is still an important practice.

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Has Organizational Development become irrelevant over the past 20 years? Justify your answer with authoritative proof from the text and outside research stating why or why not OD is still an important practice.
No, Organizational Development has not become irrelevant over the past 20 years. The reason for this is that there is an increase in competition among firms. This has led to a demand for improved performance. Organizational Development has provided the firms with improved performance. During the past 20 years Organizational Development has provided firms with improved decision making processes, interpersonal and group processes, and relevant leadership styles. Owing to several reasons there has been an increased demand for organizational self-renewal. These include a change in strategy, merger, or a need to expand globally. Organizational Development has during the last 20 years provided tools to deal with dysfunctional conflict, improved problem solving skills, and improved levels of trust among different members of the organization (Balzac, S, 2010), .
During the past 20 years firms have undergone change. The change have been driven in part by the turbulent business environment and in part by the objective of growing ...

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