Organizational development specialists are in charge of ensuring continuous organizational improvement fr all departments in their company. They are responsible for planning, coaching, and consulting with teams and individuals who need assistance solving organizational challenges. They communicate with staff members about development concepts and processes, as well as promote organizational development by designing and implementing performance appraisal systems that increase productivity while reducing the use of company resources.
Additionally, organizational development specialists must relay important development ideas and exercises to company employees and managers. They also develop organizational assessment procedures, interpret results, and prepare recommendations and action plans. They also identify opportunities to increase efficiency and effectiveness within human resources programs. Organizational development specialists create feedback mechanisms that build on organizational and individual capabilities, as well as evaluate the effectiveness of these mechanisms regularly.
A bachelor's degree and relevant experience are generally required for this role. Industry and leadership certifications may be beneficial. Organizational development specialists must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, as well as pay strong attention to detail. They should work well in a team setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision.
Organizational Development Specialist Tasks
Create and conduct surveys to assess needs, training effectiveness and goals.
Design, oversee and implement training programs and outreach efforts.
Research and analyze data to identify skill gaps and create strategies to address them.
Track and communicate progress, obstacles and challenges to all key stakeholders.
Coach staff in reaching professional goals.