The Organizational Change Or Organisational Development ( Od )

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Nowadays, people are not unfamiliar with the words organisational change or organisational development (OD). Generally, people argue that OD is a process of achieving the organisation’s effectiveness that involves the developing of both internal and external factors of the organisation. In order to be successful, many organisations also focus on how to maintain certain missions, goals, or to cope with the development of the competitors. Adam Smith believes that the initial idea of OD is changing the current state of the company. Some changes could be through restructuring or reorganising the internal structure of the company and changing the operations’ processes. To be more specific, Adam Smith comes with broad definition, stating that OD…show more content…
“Change is an evitable and constant feature. It is an incapable part of both social and organisation life and we are all subject to continual change of one form or another. Even like it or not, change always happened” (Mullin 2010, pg. 751-752). Therefore, organisation could not avoid changing. As a manager, it is necessary to take the right action in this changing process. Glassman and Cummings, (1991) believe OD has progressed from limited conceptual and practice base into a broad, global approach to organisational improvement. Even today, OD is still being useful for solving some problems in the organisation by hiring consultant. One approach to implementing OD is asking for help from consultant department. Either internal or external consultant of OD, both have own limitations and advantages. Internal consultant (IC) usually referred as individual or group of people who serve internal clients in an advisory capacity, including giving consultation to improve the performance of the organisation, resolve business issues by giving solutions, have a role as a educator in the organisation, and most importantly support internal clients (Buono & Subbiah, 2014). In order to be successful, ICs must have a good understanding of knowledge about the company or global industry and core consulting skills. It is also helpful to have additional proficiency in one or more key practice areas such as strategic
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