One of the most frequently cited definitions of Organizational Development comes from Richard Bechard (1969), an early leader in the field of Organizational Development. He said Organizational Development is “an effort (1) planned, (2) organization-wide, (3) managed from the top, (4) increase organization effectiveness and health through (5) planned interventions in the organization’s process”, using behavior-science knowledge.
In this discussion. Interpret what this definition means to you. How can this definition aid you as a leader?
Please review the video and the lecture slides. Then I write the discussion. The rubric is attached as well.