The evolution of organizational development towards a positive approach
AuthorGülen Ertosun, Öznur
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CitationGülen Ertosun, Ö. (2019). The evolution of organizational development towards a positive approach. Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance içinde (1-20. ss.). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-0058-3.ch001
Organizations should be able to cope with uncertainty and also adapt to technological, economic, political, and cultural changes in order to maintain their existence and to provide negative entropy. The main reason for organizational development is to help organizations respond to the new work life conditions. From a classical management approach to today's positive organization approach, numerous studies indicate that organizational development that ensures managers and employees perform their tasks more effectively is not an option; rather, it is a necessity for organizations. Organizational development predominantly provides the necessary atmosphere for conflict management, problem solving, and effective communication. Organizational development provides for anticipation of the organization and effective adaptation. This also makes organizational success possible by increasing the individual development and performance of employees.