EUROPEAN SCOUT REGION
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CORE GROUP
May 17th 2011
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Organizational Development
Definition
“Organisational development (OD) is a
planned effort to make an organisation
more effective and sustainable by involving
the people of the organisation in a change
process which is based upon a strategic
vision that evolves with society and
focuses on the Mission of Scouting”
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Organizational Development
in context
The Strategic Planning Toolkit (WOSM) sets out a strategic
planning process
The model on the next page shows how OD Disciplines relate
to that process
The grey box in the centre of the chart is a simplified version
of the Strategic Planning Process set-out in Section 2 of the
Strategic Planning Kit
The other boxes propose disciplines which are required in an
organisation to successfully implement a strategic plan and to
make sustainable change
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Organizational Development
in context
So the Organisational Development Model incorporates the
Strategic Planning Process and the following supporting
disciplines:
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Developing Vision & Strategy
Designing an effective organisation
Managing & controlling successful projects
Governance & decision-making
Financial planning & management
Measuring & improving quality in Scouting
Managing change in an organisation
Managing & supporting leaders of change (volunteer & paid)
Openness & learning in the organisation
Preparing & implementing an effective communications strategy
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The Organizational Development Model - Supporting a Strategic Approach
Scout Values & Mission
Create Vision
Situation Analysis
Project
Management
Strategic
Planning
Process
Decide Strategy
Change
Management
Design Organisation
Governance &
Decision Making
Revise &
Modify
Strategic Plan
Financial
Management &
Planning
Quality in
Scouting
Openness &
Learning
Openness &
Learning
Plan
Evaluate &
Review
Action Plans
Review
Communications Strategy & Plan
Managing
Leaders of
Change
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Organizational Development
Disciplines
OD disciplines may be summarised as follows:
Developing Vision & Strategy
 As described in the Strategic Planning Kit (WOSM)
Designing an effective organisation
 Creating processes, roles & responsabilites, job
specifications, performance indicators, quality
measurements
Managing & controlling successful projects
 Agreeing scope, creating work plans, measuring
progress, reporting progress & status, risk
management, closing the project successfully &
learning for the next time
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Organizational Development
Disciplines
Governance & decision-making
 Structures & processes to ensure the organisation
successfully delivers on it’s mission & strategic plans
Financial planning & management
 Processes & tools to ensure finances are used
efficiently to support the organisation’s mission &
strategic plans
Measuring & improving quality in Scouting
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Organizational Development
Disciplines
Processes & tools to ensure finances are used efficiently
to support the organisation’s mission & strategic plans
Managing change in an organisation
 Preparing people for changes in the organisation &
setting it up so that the change will be successful
Managing & supporting leaders of change (volunteer &
paid)
 Applying the Adults in Scouting approach to senior
volunteers and to paid staff
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Organizational Development
Disciplines
Openness & learning in the organisation
 How learning can occur across the entire organisation,
how lessons learned by some can be shared with others,
how we can bring about continuous improvements in our
approach & how we can avoid repeating errors
unnecessarily
Preparing & implementing an effective communications
strategy
 What, Why, How, When and to Whom - Considering each
of the stakeholders & the nature of the communication
which would be effective and useful to them