‘Organisation Development is an effort planned, organisation-wide, and managed from the top, to increase organisation effectiveness and health through planned interventions in the organisations “processes,” using behavioral-science knowledge’. (Richard Beckhard’s 1969 Organisation Development: Strategies and Models)
OD covers a wide range of activities that endeavour to increase an organisation’s growth and productivity; activities may include team building; change management; leadership development; or building and sustaining organisational culture.
The outcomes and benefits from effective OD programs can be a range of improvements including an empowered and engaged workforce; innovation; increase in productivity, safety, customer service; or job satisfaction and retention.
HR Power has exceptional experience in identifying and facilitating key OD programs that will bring the most benefit to your business. We will provide support at every step of any process to help you get the most out of your workforce.
Policies and Procedures
A business needs to set standard by which it expects it people to behave and act. It is important to maintain a consistent approach and regulate employee’s behaviour and actions within our organisation. Ensuring your business has a robust set of policies and procedures is vital for consistency and setting standards across your organisation.
During an investigation it is vital you are able to show that you have set a standard through your code of conduct, policies and procedures and that they were understood but not followed; without this your legal standpoint may be compromised.
A code of conduct will set the boundaries for your people’s behaviours and help align their value’s to the values of your business.
Policies are general in nature and set the tone of your business in a topic specific area but do not go into detail of who, how, or when. For example a leave policy may outline entitlement but will not go into how to apply for that leave entitlement.
Procedures go into further detail and can set out a process for doing a particular activity; for example how to apply for leave and who needs to be notified.
Building a code of conduct and a set of robust policies, procedures, instructions, forms and fact-sheets can improve productivity, set standards and build the culture you want within your organisation.
Our consultants at HR Power can work with you to identify and prioritise a list of policies and procedures that are designed specifically for your business.