Risk & Business Magazine California Risk & Business Magazine Summer 2017 | Page 6

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT What Is Organization Development And How Will It Benefit Me? S imilar to a doctor examining the health of a patient, an Organization Development (OD) consultant evaluates the health of a business and then attacks deficiencies to create a healthy organization. Similar to health specialists approach to patients, OD consultants are highly skilled at focusing on an organization to diagnose and prescribe changes needed to correct deficiencies and “blind spots” throughout the organization. The OD consultant can perform