Organization Development (OD) is a process in which organizations establish goals and transfer them into the jobs that people do every day. People have what they need to get the job done and they receive rewards for achievement and initiative.

When you form a new organization, OD helps build a strong management foundation. It includes choosing a mission, making plans, putting people to work and achieving goals.

Existing organizations often face new challenges. OD can help an organization respond effectively. OD helps you take a fresh look and strengthen weak areas.

Chapters in this Guidebook


  • Framework
  • Leadership and Commitment
  • Mission and Overall Objectives 
  • Strategic Analysis and Planning


  • Functions
  • Organization Structure
  • Job Design
  • Numbers of Employees
  • Compensation
  • Implementing Organization Change


  • Planning Ahead
  • Delegation
  • Management by Results 
  • Rewards for Achievement 
  • Performance Audits