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Organizational Development Websites

Organizational Development (OD) is concerned with planned change in an organizational context. OD is applied behavioral science targeted at changing the total organization or system. The major goal of OD is increased organizational effectiveness and individual development.

Culture and process are typical high priority targets of OD. Culture consists of basic assumptions, values, and norms of behavior that are viewed as the correct way to perceive, think, and feel. As culture has a heavy influence on both thinking and feeling even in highly technical/scientific fields, culture change is seen as necessary for lasting organizational improvement/ change/ transformation.

Primary distinguishing characteristics of OD include:

  • Focus on culture and process.
  • Encourages collaboration between leaders and members in managing culture and process.
  • Teams and groups are typical targets of intervention.
  • Focus on the human and s
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Organizational Development Network

Sample articles from magazine, full access through paid membership. Resource site containing reference material and member contact information.
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Action Research International

Refereed online journal of action research. Sponsored by the Institute of Workplace Research Learning and Development (WoRLD) within the Graduate College of Management at Southern Cross University, Australia.
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World at Work

Non-profit association dedicated to knowledge leadership in compensation, benefits and total rewards. Offers certification and education programs focusing on disciplines associated with attracting, retaining and motivating employees.
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Mike Wills Learning Services

A knowledge base covering aspects of individual and organizational learning and development.
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Society for Organizational Learning

A consortium of corporations, consultants, students, and researchers dedicated to building knowledge about fundamental institutional change. Membership and access by paid membership.
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Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Promoting human systems dynamics through research, training, and certification of organizational development professionals for leadership in change management.
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Rapid Business Improvement

Tools for coaches and consultants focused on organizational development and business effectiveness issues. Based in Hounslow, United Kingdom.
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Industrial and Corporate Change

A journal committed to present and interpret the evidence on corporate and industrial change. Full text of articles available to subscribers only.
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Resultance, Inc.

Provides consulting for business and personal growth. Includes services, news, and resources. Seattle, Washington, USA.
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