Difference Between Organization Development and Management Development

The management works under the organization. Organization Development (OD) means the development of overall development activities. It is not a part of any development process.

Rather management development is a part of OD. However, there are a few dimensions differentiating both OD and management development.

The following table shows the difference between organization development and management development:-

Difference between organization development and management development

SLPoints of DifferenceOrganization DevelopmentManagement Development
1

Scope

Includes all parts of the organizationIncludes training of executives and managers only.
2

Nature

Both qualitative and quantitative development is involved.Only qualitative development takes palace.
3

Method

Important methods are survey, feedback, grid, conformation, etc.Important methods are case study, discussion, role-playing, T-group training, etc.
4

Duration

Duration is long-term.Duration is short term.
5

Macro-micro

OD is a macro process MD is a micro process.
6

Part

It is not a part of management developmentIt is a part of organization development
7

External help

It is not difficult to develop without external help.For effective development of managers independent of managers, independent organization’s help may be a must.
Management-Development
Management Development

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