Organization development: opportunities and challenges for OD in 2021

Opportunities and challenges for OD in 2021

“The opportunity to build more future-ready and sustainable organizations, perhaps with new ways of defining value, is a challenge that most OD practitioners would readily accept”.

future of work


1. To ‘build back better’ (sorry)

2. Use the momentum created by COVID-19 to keep building change

3. To build on the rising status of HR and OD

4. To play a vital role in leading through complexity

5. To establish OD and HR as creators of business value


1. Balancing operational and strategic demands‍

2. Dealing with inertia‍

3. Embracing healthy conflict‍

4. Engaging carefully but confidently‍

5. Gathering quality evidence

Stepping up to the challenge

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