Organisational Development Strategy versus Business Strategy

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Mapule Masemola-Ralehika
Manager, United Kingdom

Organisational Development Strategy versus Business Strategy

Hi, please help, I'm struggling to understand the difference between an Organisational Development Strategy and a Business Strategy. How do they differ and how do they link?

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Business Strategy and Organisational Development Strategy

I would say the OD Strategy is typically part of your business strategy. In other words, to achieve certain business goals that have been formulated in your BS, probably organizational changes could be required.
For example suppose a strategy of some English company would be to expand to France, then an organizational development strategy could be to open an office in Paris, hiring a general manager who then recruits some other key personnel, etc.
Also your question reminds me of the saying "Structure follows strategy".

  Mapule Masemola-Ralehika
Manager, United Kingdom
 

Re: OD Intervention Strategy versus Business Strategy

Oh thank you. That makes sense. In other words, you can't work on the OD intervention strategy by ignoring the business strategy....

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.
Philippines
 

OD Strategy versus Business Strategy

It seems the question is what drives what? - In some cases, an appropriate OD strategy is formulated to support a business strategy. - In other cases, an OD strategy intended for some other purposes...

  CESAR ARECHIGA
Management Consultant, Mexico
 

OD Strategy & Business Strategy

Mapule, I want to share with you my understanding of the subject: OD Strategy has to do with the top management decision of growing or expanding the actual business (whether products or markets) and/o...

  Paul S Phillips, United Kingdom
 

OD Strategy and Business Strategy

It struck me when looking at @Ceferino Dulay, Jr.: 's answer that at the core is being clear of the effect of each on the other. I see OD strategy as simply setting the path for planned change, with ...

  Ranjeet Menon
Project Manager, India
 

Organization Development Strategy Without a Business Strategy

Business strategy is a very broad term. Business strategy can be for business development, business improvement or business transformation. A strategy for organization development can come under the s...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.
Philippines
 

Organization Development Strategy Without a Business Strategy

@Ranjeet Menon: The aim of any strategy is always to increase the bottom-line or benefits, for example through cost reduction, expanding market base, even to the point of increasing costs such as new ...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Business Strategy and Organisational Development

Business strategy normally involves consideration of those factors that nurture and permit growth of a business. For the successful consideration of these factors, it is necessary that the organisati...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.
Philippines
 

Business Strategy and Organizational Development

The business strategic plan needs to consider BOTH the direction of the business AND the organization that will implement the strategic plan. One cannot wait for the other. Continuous growth is suppor...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Business Strategy Plan and Developing the Organization

@Ceferino Dulay, Jr.: While I agree with your contribution, I would add that formulating a business strategy is rather like climbing a ladder, with each component making up one step. If you choose to...

  Ceferino Dulay, Jr.
Philippines
 

Business Strategy Plan and Developing the Organization

@Andrew Blaine: I like your analogy of climbing a ladder and the danger of a faulty step. This is precisely why the formulated business strategy is not to be taken as a "Bible" but as a plan or guide....

  Moses Mutethia Muriungi
Strategy Consultant, Kenya
 

Business versus Organisational Development Strategy

@Paul S Phillips: I concur with your observation; many a times organizations concentrate too much on the bigger picture (Business Strategy) of the firm, engage stakeholders in product and services lau...

  Victor Isaac Olutade Olowo
Consultant, Nigeria
 

Why the Organisational Development Strategy is Important

@Moses Mutethia Muriungi: I completely agree with your submission, you have actually hit the the vital point. I believe all segments of the organization should be in the know of what the organizationa...

  Essam Binzghayo
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Organisational Development VS Business Strategy

The Organisational Development Strategy (ODS) is part of business strategy, NOT VICE VERSA. The real meaning of an ODS is to answer the substantial question "How is the company going to improve its i...

  Sathya Devarakonda
Project Manager, India
 

Business Strategy versus ODS

Business Strategy is more like where the business should be heading like where and how it will earn the revenues, and where the company would be after say 5 years. The Organizational Development Strat...

  John Henry
Project Manager, United States
 

Triple Crown

In horse racing, the business strategy is to win the triple crown. The organizational strategy is to get the right bloodline in the horses, find the correct trainer to bring the horses along, hire the...

  Michael Carew
Business Consultant, Australia
 

Business and Organisational Strategy

@Mapule Masemola-Ralehika: In my experience a company will have an existing organisational structure which may or may not be documented, referred to as "organisational current state". The only way yo...

  Warren D. Miller, CPA, CFA
Strategy Consultant, United States
 

Re: Business and Organisational Strategy

Thank you, Michael. That's quite interesting. Do you mind if I ask you to define "business strategy" and also "organisational strategy," please? I'd really appreciate that. Thanks in advance for your ...

  Michael Carew
Business Consultant, Australia
 

Business and Organisational Strategy

Hi Warren thank you for engaging. This is an interesting area which you are very experienced in. My definition of Organisational Strategy is a set of medium to long term objectives that allows ...

  Warren D. Miller, CPA, CFA
Strategy Consultant, United States
 

Re: Business and Organisational Strategy (to Michael Carew)

Dear Michael-- Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad to help in anyway that I can. Let me start with this: 'organizational strategy' (whether at the business level or the corporate level) is not--...

  Michael Carew
Business Consultant, Australia
 

Business and Organisational Strategy

@Warren Miller, CPA, CFA: Hi Warren, thanks you are broadening my view and I agree with you 100% "Strategy is the hypothesis for how to compete in order to achieve a set of objectives". In relation t...

  juan reyes
Entrepreneur, Philippines
 

Business and Organizational Strategy

A business strategy is in the commercial domain of business, defined as any product- market combination(s), while for example a military strategy is in the domain of armed forces. An organizational s...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Organizational Development Strategies for Change

Note that in Organizational Development, the word "strategies" is typically used in the sense of "approaches". So when you see OD practitioners referring to "Organizational Development Strategies", t...

 

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