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Sarah | 12 Feb 2015, 10:33 AM Agree 0
I was wondering whether anyone shares my frustrations – I work in OD and I’m very passionate about it. I think that there should be a lot more focus on the OD function within organisations, there are still many HR Professionals out there that believe OD is just L&D. What does everyone else think?
  • Doug | 12 Feb 2015, 10:37 AM Agree 0
    I think the nuance is actually lost on me – what is the difference between OD and L&D??
    • Sarah | 12 Feb 2015, 10:37 AM Agree 0
      OD is first a data-driven process based on behaviourally relevant data collected through action research. Also OD is a total systems approach, to organizational change. OD isn’t about change management but about the improvement of the organization. Yes there is some cross over, but L&D is more about developing the skills of people so they can do their jobs better.
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