“You can teach old dogs new tricks. By creating SMART goals, I have been able to focus on what needs to be done. Over the past seven weeks, you have helped me in developing a path to success.”
Edward W. Gordon, President
E.W. Gordon & Company, Inc.
An organization begins with a dream, an idea and a plan and organizational development (OD) is a planned, organization-wide effort and process to increase an organization’s effectiveness and viability. OD focuses on developing the structures, systems, and processes within the organization to improve and attain higher goals.
Determining how and where to grow and move requires attention to detail, facilities, people, procedures and systems. Since change is the essence of life, reviewing goals and planning for necessary resources is a vital function for executives with this responsibility. Start with the vision, mission and purpose to know what the organization is about and allow the team members to have something to believe in. Then build an organization chart to define the lines of responsibility and reporting. After the goals are determined the people can develop action plans for the organization and themselves. These will integrate change management, continuous improvement, interviews, feedback and numerous additional tools.