Organizational Development (OD)

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Organizational development (OD) is an application or process of building a greater level of efficiency within the organization. OD develops the ongoing effort geared for long-term effects. OD works to help management and employees on a variety of levels. Organizational development is perhaps unequaled in its ability to meet any type of organization needs. However, the solutions developed from the role of OD may not be necessarily interchangeable with different organizations (Grant, 2010). According to traditional theorists such as Fayol, Weber, and Taylor, a school of thought identifies a level of agreement in their view of organizational system implementation. These classical theorists indicate in their readings that there is…show more content…
In order for an organization to have effective management, it must have a well-designed management process (Koontz & Weihrich, 1990). For example, the design of the office building by an engineer; if the engineer does not adequately design the office building for the various types of occupants, it could prove catastrophic. In a sense, the management model can perhaps offer a similar view or perspective in much the same way; in its design to fit the overall purpose of the organization. The lack of design will have disastrous consequences (Koontz & Weihrich, 1990). Koontz and Weihrich (1990) Organizational development as well as management coincide with one another. Organizational development seeks to offer a systematic process of identifying and solving problems as they occur over time. However, the greatest tasks of organizational developments are determining what techniques to use to make sure the organization continues to improve while fueling the growth of the organization (Koontz & Weihrich, 1990). Organization theories Principles of scientific management The scientific approach to management is one of the earliest methods used by organizations. Taylor’s systematic processes initially defined in 1910 gathered a multitude of support as his techniques develop a general understanding of the organization's workflow. While Taylor' idea propagated by the

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