Could high efficiency and increased productivity be valuable to your organization?
Obviously the answer is ‘yes’.
A guaranteed strategy to achieve efficiency and increased productivity is through dedicated organizational development interventions.
Organizational development can be defined as a systematic approach to improving an organization’s effectiveness – an approach that aligns strategy, people and processes. It is the practice of planned, systemic change in the opinions, approaches and principles of employees for individual and company growth.
Organizational development initiatives enable an organization to improve its efficiency and expand its productivity. It can also be utilized as a problem solving strategy within the organization or as a way to evaluate a process and uncover a more efficient way of adopting it.
Gains Of Organizational Development
1) Steady Growth – Businesses that engage in organizational development commit to consistently growing their business and services. The organizational development process provides a continuous cycle of improvement through which strategies are planned, implemented, evaluated, improved and monitored. Organizational development is a proactive approach that drives change (internal and external) and ensures its sustenance.
2) Enhanced Communication – A significant advantage to organizational development is enhanced communication, feedback and interaction within the organization. The purpose of enhancing communication is to align all employees to the collective company goals and values. Honest communication also drives understanding of the need for change within the organization and influences employees to bring about the desired changes.
3) Employee Improvement – The need for an organization’s talent development is essential due to the continuous industry and market variations. This causes an organization to regularly improve its employee skills to meet the evolving market requirements. Employee improvement can only be achieved through a program of learning, training, skills/competency development and work process improvements.
4) Product & Service Improvement – A key value of organizational development is innovation, which leads to product and service improvement. Innovation is achieved through performance management, which focuses on rewarding successes and boosting motivation and morale. With this strategy, employee engagement is high leading to increased creativity and innovation. Organizational development also increases product innovation by using competitive analysis, market research and consumer expectations and preferences.
5) Increased Profit – Organizational development delivers measurable return on investment in a variety of ways. Through improved innovation and productivity, efficiency and profits are increased. Minimizing employee turnover and absenteeism also reduces costs. As organizational development aligns objectives and focuses on development, product/service quality and employee satisfaction are increased. The paradigm shift to continuous improvement gives the company a strategic advantage in the competitive marketplace.