Organisational Development

Organisational Development (OD) is a 'hands-on', detailed approach to the overall improvement of organisational effectiveness.

OD deals with long-range efforts to:

  • Improve the problem-solving capacity of the organisation
  • Foster effective management of the organisation culture
  • Improve the effectiveness of work groups/teams
  • Align worker and organisational goal congruency

OD concentrates on such internal company factors as:

  • Organisational culture
  • Worker commitment
  • Structure of organisational roles
  • Inter-group collaboration
  • The creation of an open systems of communication
  • Management development
  • The management of change
  • The management of conflict

OD improves the overall effectiveness of the organisation by focussing upon managing companies' development methodologies, including:

    • Sales strategies
    • Effective marketing plans
    • Productivity & financial efficiency
    • Judicious use of government grants
    • Various sources of development capital
      • Focusing on core functions by strategic divestment
      • Developing strategies supporting organic growth
      • Facilitating vertical & horizontal growth by acquisition
      • Accessing venture capital markets
      • Raising public capital (IPO's) - in Australia and overseas