OD Values

DEVELOPMENT OF VALUES OF PRACTICE  Starting in the early 1980s, Bill Gellermann and Mark Frankel spearheaded a global effort to develop and disseminate a statement of values and ethics in organization and human systems development. It was a highly inclusive process that gained widespread support (over 600 people from 25 countries) and is still the (more…)

About ODNetwork

The OD Network is  a global community of practitioners  for exchanging best practices, to network with each other, to  interact with thought leaders in the field,  and access leading edge practices, tools and technologies in OD.  Our members create and sustain change, building high performing organizations, in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.  Learn more (more…)

WHAT IS OD?

“What is Organization Development? One classic definition of organization development comes from Richard Beckhard’s 1969 Organization Development: Strategies and Models : Organization Development is an effort that is: Planned Organization-wide Managed from the top Increase organization effectiveness and health Through planned interventions in the organization’s “processes,” using behavioral-science knowledge. Organizational development is the process of helping organizations improve through (more…)