Organizational Development Vs Human Resources: Know The Difference

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How you manage your employee processes, from hiring to helping them grow, can either fall under human resources, organizational development or both. For example, recruitment and compliance fall under human resources yet performance management is also considered to be a type of organization development. So many similarities exist between organizational development and human resources that they are often considered close cousins, but there are some definite differences between the two.

What is Organizational Development?

Organizational development, as defined in Thomas G. Cummings and Christopher G. Worley’s book Organization Development & Change, uses behavioral science to develop, improve and reinforce strategies, structures and processes in order to advance overall organizational effectiveness. Organizational development is a tough subject to understand and conquer. Think of it this way, organizational development uses facts and figures from science-based processes to implement change

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