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Organisation development is not only about maximising profit but is also about implementing change and keeping employee motivated towards set standards. Over the period things are changing quick in paced moving business environment, the role of HR manager to recruit staff effectively and provide them sufficient training to face challenge of change in organisation.

Organisation Development

The goal of organisation development is to increase performance of organisation and enhance life of their employees. In simple word organisation development is a physician to a human body that diagnose important priorities within organisation and suggest and guide management through necessary change. To understand the definition one has to understand each word and its meaning, “organisation” means people and resources within organisation and “development” means necessary changes and growth, to summarise it “planned and system wide effort by top management to increase overall performance through necessary change”.

"Organization development is a system-wide application of behavioural science knowledge to the planned development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization's effectiveness."

(Cummings & Worley, 1997)

"Organizational development is a long-term effort led and supported by top management, to improve an organization's visioning, empowerment, learning, and problem-solving processes, through an ongoing, collaborative management of organizational culture-with special emphasis on the consultant-facilitator role and the theory and technology of applied behavioural science, including participant action research."

(French & Bell, 1999)

Importance of change in Organisation Development.

There is no specific definition of change, however change is constant within organisation and it…...