A major approach to changing people and culture is through organizational development

A major approach to changing people and culture is through organizational development

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A major approach to changing people and culture is through organizational development. Devoted to  large-scale organizational change, organizational development (OD) focuses primarily on people  processes as the target of change. Organizational development is grounded largely in psychology  and other behavioral sciences, although more recently it has evolved into a broader approach  encompassing such areas as organizational theory, strategy development, and social and technical 
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Unformatted text preview: change. Used to create long-term policies for ongoing change, this approach applies behavioral science knowledge to the planned development of organizational strategies. Its goal is to change people and the quality of their interpersonal relationships. The aims of organizational development are as follows: • Encourage cooperation • Eliminate conflict • Increase motivation • Improve problem solving • Open lines of communication • Develop mutual trust...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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