ERIC Number: ED384814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Organizational Development and Its Role in Providing Aesthetically Pleasing Work for the Future.
Decker, Carol A.
Organizations, with the help of human resource development (HRD) staff, must reexamine their objectives for future operations and the work force. Organizations with a focus on organizational development (OD) can provide meaningful work to employees and the organization itself. The OD framework consists of three units that must coexist as the major tenets of HRD: OD, career development, and individual development. The focus of OD is on improving the organization's performance through changes in quality, health, and economics. Within OD, more attention is paid to the wellness of employees. Career development is one type of wellness intervention. Individual development concentrates on the individual employee's growth and progress with the benefit of programs and activities that facilitate learning. Defined as the seeking of routine actions that enhance life and broaden human progression, aesthetics is applicable to the work force because going to work is a routine and those activities at work should be to advance the individual in a career and strengthen his or her quality of life. The kind of work to be performed in the future will depend on the advancements made in technology, society, and the environment. Such progress will result in further regulations for employee accountability. OD objectives must change in several areas to meet future needs. Organizations must steer toward proactive planning and provide complete and accurate policies, standards, and regulations. (Contains 16 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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