Organization development is the most powerful technology we have for managing change in human systems. Yet, that focus on human systems, which is the heart of OD’s power, is also its problem. OD is misunderstood and misrepresented most often because Westerns in general to not see or understand human systems.
A system is anything with a variety of interconnected components that are dependent on each other to achieve the purpose of the system. The system, likewise, is dependent on the functioning of each component. Continue reading “The Power and The Problem of Organization Development”