What do we mean by Organisational Development? (OD)
Organisational development (OD) is essentially the process used to help improve the overall effectiveness of an organisation to run as well and efficiently as possible. Across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) health and social care system we do this through enabling the right behaviours within our leaders and employees, by putting the right tools and systems in place to enhance leadership capabilities.
There’s a good chance you’ve already come across OD without even realising it, by being part of great teams – tweaking local systems to improve their effectiveness, or by resolving process problems you may have come across.
Across health and social care, and more specifically the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) system, the overarching purpose of OD is to improve the safety and quality of patient care, by supporting individuals and teams to work well together.
How the NHS Leadership Academy define Organisational Development (OD)
‘Know OD. Be OD. Do OD’
Organisational Development (OD) enables people to transform systems. It is the application of behavioural science to organisational and system issues to align strategy and capability. It enhances the effectiveness of systems through interventions that enhance people’s collective capability to achieve shared goals.