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Published by: Teena Reny on Apr 09, 2011
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Organization development, as a long-term strategy for organizational change, plays key role in
organizational improvement. The basic problem in a change effort which is not comprehensive is
that it does not work properly unless there is a proper change in the internal environment of the
organization in which people work. Since OD attempts to bring comprehensive change in the
organization, it is quite suitable for improving organizational performance on long-term basis.
Thus, OD can be utilized for the following results in the organization:

1. To place emphasis on humanistic values and goals consistent with these vales;

2. To treat each human being as a complex person with a complex set of needs important in his
work and his life;

3. To increase the level of trust and mutual emotional support among all organization members;

4. To increase the level of enthusiasms and personal satisfaction at all levels of the organization;

5. To increase the level of self and group responsibility in planning and its implementation;

6. To increase the openness of communications in all directions-vertically, horizontally, and

7. To create an environment in which authority of assigned role is augmented by authority based
on knowledge and skills.

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