Vision on organisational development

Organisations are developing permanently. The interaction with changing environments is a constant source of feedback which generates adaptations automatically. A healthy organisation also has a buffer which slows down the impact of feedback. Too rapid change can lead to chaos.

The size of the organisation, the length of a stable period and the management culture have an impact on how strong the buffer works. At moments of rapid change, for example when the economic situation is changing fast, the environment can demand a speeding up of development. Then one needs to adjusted the common way of working and thinking. New patterns need to be introduced fast. In case that there is a serious doubt whether the organisation can manage the acceleration, starting up a project that enhances change can be a real option.