Organization Development

Leaders often recognize that their organizations must change, but few have substantial data beyond their own perceptions about what needs changing. Most leaders have little time to design change, or knowledge about how to plan for and implement it. Leaders’ efforts to force change without supporting information, planning and engagement often end with employees feeling disillusioned and wondering, “Who’s steering the ship?” or “Why are we going that way?”

EMI Organization Development (OD) Consultants start with end goals in mind, and design processes that help organizations and leaders solve problems, develop efficiencies, improve financial performance, and discover new opportunities. Our initiatives give leaders data about the root causes of key problems, significant opportunities, pathways to achieve success, and highly experienced, unbiased guidance for planning and implementation.

What is Organization Development?

In 1969, Richard Beckhard penned the following tried-and-true definition of OD: “Organization Development is an effort, planned, organization-wide, and managed from the top, to increase organization effectiveness and health through planned interventions in the organization’s “processes,” using behavioral-science knowledge.”

Typical Organizational Challenges

  • Performance at the Individual, Team, and Organizational Levels
  • Systems for Organizational Learning
  • Communication
  • Leadership Challenges
  • Workplace Climate and Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Structure and Design
  • Strategic Opportunities
  • Conflict
  • Mergers

EMI Organization Development Engagements

  • Organizational Assessment
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Studies and Analyses
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Team Development
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Cultural Assessment and Change Initiatives
  • Change Management Initiatives
  • Leadership Development

Benefits of EMI’s Collaborative, Customized, OD-Centered Engagements

EMI works in a collaborative manner with federal agencies, corporations, and other public and non-profit sector organizations. Our customized approach takes into account both long-term and immediate goals, organizational culture, ongoing initiatives and available resources. Our OD services…

  • Align with the vision, mission and goals of the enterprise to provide a long-range perspective
  • Engage leadership, along with a variety of stakeholders, in assessing the “current” and “desired” states of the organization
  • Identify the key strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results (SOAR), both internally and externally
  • Integrate with Human Resource Management policies, procedures, and Strategic HR planning
  • Integrate an understanding of change readiness in phased designs and plans for change
  • Expand people’s ideas, beliefs, and behaviors, empowering individuals to identify and utilize new approaches to old problems
  • Provide experienced facilitation and guidance for implementation of change strategies, evaluation, and management of unanticipated circumstances
  • Break down silos; improving communication and skills for organizational learning

EMI OD Consultants also have extensive experience in Human Resource Management, Change Management, Leadership Development, Coaching and Training.

If you are responsible for bringing about systematic change to your organization, contact us today for a free initial consultation to explore options.

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