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 system 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