Depending on your situation, you may benefit from action in selected areas. Maybe you know that you need more effective job descriptions. Maybe your compensation system could be more fair. Or – you may find benefit from taking every step of the OD process. Whatever you decide to do, keep the following in mind:

Organization development brings change in approaches and habits. People need time to absorb new ideas, so results take time. Have faith in the outcome and take a determined “one step at a time” approach. The day will come when you realize how much better your organization is working. Great leaders in the water sector know that success comes from patience and persistence.

Change means venturing into the unknown. Fear of change can be a roadblock and it can cause anxiety for employees. Recognize the effects of fear and address them openly.

The best Organization Development overcomes roadblocks by striving for “win-win” approaches - not solutions where someone wins and another loses.

Despite your best efforts, some people will still be unhappy...

«You can please some of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.» [Abraham Lincoln]

As people see the benefits of OD, they will be happier. Celebrate successes – even if they are small.