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North Hertfordshire NHS Trust


I am keen to establish a good definition for 'staff and organisation development'
Mark Elmore

3 Responses

  1. Definition of development

    Can you give any more information: In what context are you working?, Who is the definition for?, Why do you want it?, etc.

    PMSL, 0181 870 0760, [email protected]

  2. OD Definition
    Hi Mark,

    Ed. Schein (Organisational Culture and Leadership) provides a workable definition:

    A planned process of change, managed from the top, taking into account both the technical and human sides of the organisation, and using inside and outside consultants in the planning and implementation of the changes to be made.

    This is as an area that the Council is directing much effort at the moment. If you want to discuss further, give me a ring.




  3. An OD definition

    I like this, and I hope it helps:

    “Organisation development is concerned with the planning
    and implementation of programmes designed to improve the
    effectiveness with which an organisation functions, and
    responds to change”.

    Derek Sheane

    I have plenty of other thoughts – let me know if I can help further.


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