How has OD adapted itself to the changes in organizational configurations? Let’s take a look.
First I will spell out just a few ways that organizations have changed in the last few decades.
- Organizations sell things that do not exist, install half-cooked crap, and fix it constantly, until it works-and then sell an upgrade which is managed the same way.
- Most communication is not face to face.
- People who work together do not work in the same building; as a matter of fact, they work in different time zones and-lo and behold, may not share common values.
- Business travel is dead due to a plague impacting the globe.
- Nothing is predictable, most of all supply chain, stability of order flow, and relevancy of existing products.
- Service provision has been digitalized.
- ERP’s have produced brainlessness and the near death of personal ownership.
I would be very interested in knowing if and how OD has adapted to these changes?
Imho, it hasn’t-which is why there is so much standing on the shoulders of the tired and very dead founders. If you are interested in what needs to be done, most of the posts in this blog provide an answer. Start here. Then here. Now this.
After which, you can plough through my blog-and most of the changes that OD needs to adopt are spelt out.