Definition of Organisational Development
|Organisation Development is a dynamic values-based approach to systems change in organisations and communities; it strives to build the capacity to achieve and sustain a new desired state that benefits the organisation or community and the world around them. (Definition from Organisational Development Network – an international professional association of OD practitioners)
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The practice of organisational development
In Corporate Community our OD practice is constantly evolving as we work, think and engage with people in organisations. We know that definitions of organisational development are helpful as a stepping-stone towards building connections. However, definitions of organisational development are often contested as OD practitioners come from lots of different backgrounds with different world-views around how to be effective in organisations. So we characterise what we do as a niche organisational development approach that involves.