TITLE

Strategic Organization Development: A Seat at the Table

AUTHOR(S)
Anderson, Philip T.; Ovaice, Ghazala
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Organization Development Journal;Winter2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Somewhere in O.D.'s history, the organization seems to have gotten lost. This article outlines why O.D. practitioners must become business partners and suggest ways they can be invited to the strategic table. The ambiguity associated with business strategy and what it means to be strategic are discussed. The paper ties the proud traditions of O.D. with the current realities and complex environment in which companies must survive today. Lastly, a process to develop a sound O.D. strategy that is linked to strategic outcomes of the business is proposed. Most will agree that O.D. must become more strategic in the way change is facilitated. However, we must also begin a dialogue about how O.D. practitioners can become strategic partners. One cannot happen without the other.
ACCESSION #
24234168

 

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