It’s a planned, systematic approach to improving organisational effectiveness – one that aligns strategy, people, and processes. Drawing upon a set of researched ideas and practices, whether the organisation is a start-up or an established business, a carefully managed focus on growth and leadership can make all the difference.
How can start-ups benefit from OD?
Most start-ups understandably have their focus on getting the funding in place and the product out there. However, the earlier the founders (or their appointed leaders) can give energy to how the strategy, people and processes are aligned, the stronger the foundations and the less need to unravel misunderstandings.
How can established businesses benefit?
As a business matures, naturally, it becomes used to doing things in certain ways. Roles and responsibilities often evolve by accident rather than by design, and sometimes there is a lack of strategic focus or clarity around why everyone is doing what they are doing, apart from keeping the company going! There may be some alignment, but it may not be clear or stated.
Typically there are 3 phases:
Progress can be further facilitated with individual coaching, or coaching for the leadership team, strategic HR support for recruitment and succession planning, bringing in mentors or non-executive directors, etc; whatever is appropriate to each situation.
Every situation is different so we draw on whatever is useful for the context and the challenges before we offer solutions.
Just contact us for a confidential discussion about what difference we can help you to make.
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