12 Most Important Objectives of Organization Development

As objectives of organization development are framed keeping in view specific situations, they vary from one situation to another, In other words, these programs are tailored to meet the requirements of the particular situation.

But broadly speaking all organization development programs try to attain the objectives which are briefly discussed below:

Objectives of organization development

  1. To apply behavioral science theories: The first objective of organization development is to apply some behavioral science theories in the organization. By applying these theories organization development practices hope for development.
  2. To improve organizational performance: Another objective of organization development is to improve the overall performance of the organization. Thus the organization can be established as one of the important institutions in human history.
  3. To ensure proper use of individual efforts: Individual performance should be improved. This is possible by using individual efforts properly. Organization development ensures proper use of human efforts and commitment.
  4. To create awareness: Organization development creates awareness among the people working in the enterprise. They feel the need for change in comparison with other organizations.
  5. To encourage people to solve problems Every organization has many problems and challenges. Organization development encourages people to solve these problems and face challenges at present and future.
  6. To establish and maintain interpersonal relations: Organization development activities may be implemented with a view to establishing and at the same time maintains interpersonal relations among the people of the organization. This can ensure continuous growth.

    Objectives of Organization Development

    Objectives of Organization Development

  7. To create & maintain work environment: Working environment must be favorable in the organization. Organization development practitioner’s to create a favorable working environment and maintain the same for smooth functioning in future.
  8. To increase knowledge & skills: Knowledge on latest methods and skills can streamline the growth of any organization. Organization development intends to increase the knowledge and skill levels through training.
  9. To minimize resistance to change: In most of the cases, every change is resisted, it hampers goal achievement. Organization development helps minimize the resistance to change in a positive mood so that management becomes more alert.
  10. To create job satisfaction: Job satisfaction encourages the people to work hard with joy. Organization development creates job satisfaction of employees who are involved in organization development activities.
  11. To increase motivation level: Motivation creates interest for work among the employees. Therefore another important objective of organization development is to increase motivation.
  12. To create supportive values: Every organization and employee have some values and norms. The values and norms can help the organization to uphold its own culture. Organization development creates supportive suitable values and norms.

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7 comments for “12 Most Important Objectives of Organization Development

  1. December 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    very good sir i like it..

    • rasel
      December 26, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      Thanks ‘Younas Qureshi’ for your comment. Always be with us and read quality article.

  2. December 24, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Organization development and reduce employees turnover rate.
    please send me the explanation of this topic…?
    thanks Sir…

    • rasel
      December 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

      Soon we will publish a detail article on the topic which you mention. thanks

  3. priya gogoi
    November 18, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Helpful for me

  4. Linda Lee
    December 17, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Excelelent! Straight to the point is what I like! That was very hepful. Thank you!

  5. waqas ali
    April 17, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Well explained it almost cover everything regarding organization development. thanks

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