This organization experienced changes in strategy, structure, management instruments, leadership, employee orientation, and the organization’s culture context, which required a broad set of surveys, coaching, and workshops to support. These change supporting activities helped implement the change with lasting effect.
As you can see from this example, OD is concerned with a diverse variety of issues to address problems involving organizations, teams, and individuals. OD is also conducted in a diverse variety of organizations around the world, health care organizations, educational settings, government and public sector, and nonprofit and private enterprises. Interventions can involve a single individual, a small team, multiple teams, or a whole organization. It can also consist of multiple targets of change, such as large-scale culture change but also the implementation of teams and individual coaching. OD can also deal with multi-organization efforts, or it can involve multiple national governments. The target of change can be something as seemingly simple as increasing employee involvement or developing coworker relationships, or it can be as potentially large as creating the vision or strategy of an entire organization or documenting the 10-year future of a large county.