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What is Agile OD?

What is Organisation Development?

“Organisational Development (OD) is a critical and science-based process that helps organisations build their capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness by developing, improving, and reinforcing people strategies, structures, and processes”

“OD is the practice of planned, systemic change in the processes, beliefs, attitudes and values of employees for individual and organisational growth.”

The purpose of OD is to enable an organisation to better respond and adapt to industry/market changes and technological advances.
There’s a good chance you’re already doing some OD work without even realising it.  If you’re creating great teams and giving them the conditions in which to thrive, and tweaking your systems to improve their effectiveness or resolve problems – that is OD work.  But real OD needs to be Strategic, not tweaking.

Objectives of Organisation Development

The most common objectives of OD for a business are to:

  • Make changes to the strategy, structure and/or process of an entire system of an organisation, department, work group, individual role or job
  • Manage planned change in a flexible way to allow further change in the future as new information becomes available
  • Institutionalise change to reinforce and make change sustainable, and ultimately
  • Improve organisational effectiveness.

What is Agile OD?

Agile OD uses short, iterative innovation processes, focused on the creation of value and the priorities of the organisation.  It compresses years of learning in just a few months, accelerating the transformation via integrated agile teams, massive collaboration as a value creation model, and putting the emphasis on the development of transformative leadership and the adoption of agile methodologies and new digital ways of doing business

Agile OD in Practice – How we Work

When working with you we follow a typical iterative, collaborative process.

Based on Lean Change Management principles, our process is set up to answer the key change management questions:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to go? And why?
  • How ready are we to get started?
  • What practical steps do we need to take?
  • How do we manage the journey?
  • How do we keep moving forward?
  • How do we avoid mistakes?