Organisational development

‘Organisational Development’ (OD) addresses the human dimension of how organisations work, and relates to interventions at different levels designed to make the organisation more effective.

Organisational Development plans and activity flow from the organisation’s strategic framework, to achieve change in line with the organisation’s higher level strategic goals. OD aims to deliver change in the more intangible aspects of organisational performance such as organisational culture, attitudes and perceptions of the organisation, approaches to leadership and management, and work in synthesis with tangible initiatives such as organisation and role design.   

In the University of St Andrews, the main focus of OD activity is supporting the implementation of the People Strategy, one of the enabling strategies that seeks to deliver the University’s' overall Strategy.

How does OSDS deliver organisational development?