Organizational Development Consultants take the following steps to work with clients and provide solutions:
In-depth Organizational Analysis – OD consultants study the client organization through research, observation and interviews. OD consultants determine whether all departments are working together as a whole towards achieving the goals and recognize resources that are not productive or wrongly placed. They measure the organizations performance and confirm if it is in line with the vision and mission and give suggestions for improvement.
Problem Solving and Team Building – OD professionals are skilled to see a possible opportunity or threat before their client sees it. A professional OD consultant’s assessment will clearly show that there is a specific problem that is hindering a company’s performance. After identifying the problem, the OD consultant will also develop a solution using the skills acquired.
OD professionals develop and implement team building skills between employees, management and other stakeholder. This will help to improve team harmony through interpersonal communications thereby increasing productivity.
Process Consulting – OD consultants identify successful practices and work with clients to reinforce them. They also recommend clients; the need to discard what does not work and develop new business models that can work with current effective methods.