There are some assumptions of organization development (OD). These assumptions have been classified basically into 3 (three) types first as follows:
- Individuals assumptions
- Groups assumptions
- Organizations assumptions
Newstrom and Davis have pointed out some assumptions under each category.
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Assumptions of organization development
Some assumptions which are related to different individuals are listed below:
- People want to grow and nature
- Employees have much to offer (e.g.: energy and creativity) that is not how being used at work.
- Most employees desire the opportunity to contribute they desire
Every group has many assumptions. In this part, three assumptions have been underlined.
- Groups and teams are critical to organizational success.
- Groups have been powerful influences on individual behavior.
- The complex roles to be played in groups require skill development.
A few assumptions are prevailing regarding the organization also. These are as follows:
- Excessive controls, policies, and rules and determined.
- Conflict can be functional if properly channeled.
- Individual and organizational goals can be compatible.
Related Content of Organizational Development:
- What is Organizational Development?
- Nature of Organization Development
- Objectives of Organization Development
- Importance of Organization Development
- Characteristics of Organization Development
- Principles of Organization Development
- Role of Management for Organizational Development
- Tips for Organization Development
- Organization Development Process
- Functions of Organization Development
- Components of Organization Development Process
- Difference between Organization Development and Management Development
- Variables in Organizational Development Approach