Organizational Development — What Is It?
If you went to business school, you probably learned about organizational development, but the world is changing and organizations are changing with it — at least the ones that have hopes of lasting. Listen in on this post by Gautam Ghosh.
The goals of OD in the the last century were to make workplaces more open transparent and honest. The focus was on generating authentic and non-threatening conversations. About creating workplaces where people were not merely ‘resources’ or ‘talent’.
Sounds a bit like blogging doesn’t it?
Yet, Gautam goes onto say that
However, the overall culture of organizational life never let these concepts come to fruition. Most organizations were and still are, places where your goals are set by others, your performance is judged by others, and your rewards are measured by others.
That’s where today’s enterprise loses the entrepreneurial spirit.
Gautuam goes on to make some great points about what today’s organizations are facing. You can check out his post by clicking the title.
Thanks Guatam, for this analsis.
–ME “Liz” Strauss