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First, this essay will begin with an attempt to identify and distinguish the definition and characteristics of change management and organisation development (OD). Secondly, this essay will discuss the relative change models used to implement change manag
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The nature of change manage8ment is relatively at the centre of running the operating functions of OD. Change management and organisation development are often referenced together. Both OD and change management have related intentions, to advance organisation effectiveness, the differences may lie within their characteristics and methods. First, this essay will begin with an attempt to identify and distinguish the definition and characteristics of change management and organisation development (OD). Secondly, this essay will discuss the relative change models used to implement change management in an organisation. Key criticisms of these change models will be highlighted. To conclude with, the essay will discuss a successful implementation of a change model in an organisation.
Organisational Development is a change management strategy, which has been utilised by organisations to help improve effectiveness and efficiency. Organisation development is defined as an effort (1) planned, (2) organisation wide, and (3) managed from the top, to (4) increase organisation development and health through (5) planned interventions in the organisation's processes, using behavioural science knowledge. (Brown, 2001)" Organisational development is closely linked to behavioural science and is seen imperative to an organisations survival and sustainability. Due to the ever-changing environment in which organisations compete, organisational
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