organizational development (OD)

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Theory and practice of planned, systematic change in the attitudes, beliefs, and values of the employees through creation and reinforcement of long-term training programs. OD is action oriented. It starts with a careful organization-wide analysis of the current situation and of the future requirements, and employs techniques of behavioral sciences such as behavior modeling, sensitivity training, and transactional analysis. Its objective is to enable the organization in adopting-better to the fast-changing external environment of new markets, regulations, and technologies.

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The organizational development engaged in by the firm demonstrated its policy making competence in the matter which pleased the new partners.
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The company had great organizational development skills and that gave all the employees confidence in them for the long term..
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You should try to always have great organizational development going so that you don't ever get stuck in a rut.
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