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Continuous organizational development (COD)

Continuous organizational development (COD) Purpose – This paper aims to explore the need for organizations to adopt organizational development (OD) programs on a continuous basis as a way of coping with a changing business environment. Emphasis is to be laid on organizational learning due to its significance in enhancing organizational change and development. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on an extensive literature review. Findings – A wide range of organizational development (OD) intervention strategies exists. There is a need to adopt a coordinated approach in applying OD efforts for organizations to reap maximum benefits. Research limitations/implications – This paper is theoretical and is not based on empirical findings. Practical implications – Several recommendations are included in the paper. It is envisaged that adoption of the recommendations can assist an organization to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Originality/value – The paper identifies several OD frameworks that can be tested in future research projects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

Continuous organizational development (COD)

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/00197851111160513
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to explore the need for organizations to adopt organizational development (OD) programs on a continuous basis as a way of coping with a changing business environment. Emphasis is to be laid on organizational learning due to its significance in enhancing organizational change and development. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on an extensive literature review. Findings – A wide range of organizational development (OD) intervention strategies exists. There is a need to adopt a coordinated approach in applying OD efforts for organizations to reap maximum benefits. Research limitations/implications – This paper is theoretical and is not based on empirical findings. Practical implications – Several recommendations are included in the paper. It is envisaged that adoption of the recommendations can assist an organization to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Originality/value – The paper identifies several OD frameworks that can be tested in future research projects.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 6, 2011

Keywords: Organizational development; Workplace training

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