Organizational Development Services
Organizational Development Services
Rapidly emerging as a leading business advantage, organizational development (OD) is a means to bring about complex, deep, lasting change and sustained organizational performance. This may include any area in an organization that is in need of attention and care from team effectiveness, leadership coaching and development, mediation, strategic planning, to creating a healthy culture. Although healthy cultures feel as though they are organic, they must be created and maintained through a deliberate effort from leadership. A healthy workplace culture is at the heart of every exceptional workplace.
Today’s leaders are faced with extraordinary challenges, disruptions, and ambiguity. Employers Council offers a thoughtful and intentional approach in coaching to find clarity, address blind spots, and discover true leadership wisdom as you work through today’s challenges.
Do you need a customized solution to assist you or others in your organization to work through the complexities surrounding organizational change, interpersonal dynamics, or workplace interactions?
Our Organizational Development Services
Our Organizational Development professionals are here to assist you with both large and small initiatives. List of Services:
- Facilitation of Vision, Mission, Values, and Norms
- Cultural Assessment and Transformation Guidance
- Support for Change Management Efforts
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies
- Initiative Planning and Implementation Coaching
- Leadership Development
- Executive and Management Coaching
- One-on-One Developmental Coaching
- Team Development
- Team Facilitation for Effective, Productive, and Cohesive Teams
- Group Level Assessment and Group Process Consulting
- Conflict Resolution
- One-on-One and Group Mediation Services
- Focus Groups
- Employee Engagement
- Organizational Effectiveness
Organizational Development Services FAQs
In organizations with a healthy culture, employees feel a sense of connection and belonging and a shared sense of purpose. They understand the organization’s vision/mission and their part in it. Additionally, where there is a sense of freedom to be authentic, employees feel safe to make mistakes and learn from them.
Some signs that your culture may need help include:
- Inability to attract great talent
- Leadership initiatives that never get off the ground
- Inability to respond to customer needs quickly
- Losing your best performers to the competition
Our professional staff can help you assess and transform your culture.
Studies have shown that healthy organizational culture has the potential to positively affect overall business performance, regardless of how the organization defines success. The culture of an organization informs and impacts a variety of processes and employee behaviors, and will either enhance or impede planned accomplishments and organizational performance.
Our professional staff is here to help you assess and transform your current culture to achieve alignment with your organizational goals.
Research indicates that diverse and inclusive teams are more productive, innovative, and healthier. DEI creates a sense of belonging, furthers employee engagement and retention, and fosters collaboration. According to McKinsey & Company (2018) DEI in the workplace can be attributed to 30% greater productivity, 15 times more revenue, and reduction in workplace illness. For many successful organizations, DEI is one of their core values.
Incorporating DEI as a business strategy begins with an understanding of the benefits of a diverse workforce and the importance of inclusion being an everyday part of organizational behaviors and values. It’s also important to assess the organization’s current state of inclusion through a variety of measures, including employee input by way of surveys and focus groups. The next step is usually creating a plan of action to move the organization closer to its desired state of diversity and inclusion. The plan of action should include an intentional effort to create a safe environment within which to uncover our own biases, beliefs, and attitudes. Overall, the aim is to move toward an organization-wide culture of equity and inclusion that is reflected in systems, policies, processes, and behaviors throughout the organization.
Our professional staff at Employers Council can help you create a DEI strategy that moves you closer to the inclusive culture you desire.
Regardless of your desired culture, leaders can enhance it or kill it, bit by bit, day by day. Effective leaders inspire people, leading to higher levels of engagement and commitment from employees. And while inspiration is important, Gallup research has shown that the most successful leaders know how to bring teams together and make great decisions.
Employees want to work with and for people they know, like, and trust. Being a leader others want to follow is a foundation for retaining the best and brightest employees. This is good for the bottom-line, good for productivity, and creates a positive work environment. Organizations who invest in their leaders’ skills benefit by having effective teams, and team members are in turn dedicated, loyal, engaged, and highly effective.
Organizational success is directly linked to effective leadership. Our professional coaches can work with your leaders to develop the necessary skills to move your organization toward success.
Find the Training You Need
Employers Council offers a broad range of innovative training options to help your organization develop your employees. Employees can select classes from our catalog of offerings or contact us to learn more about tailoring our training programs for private group training designed to meet your specific business needs and priorities.
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Who We Serve
Employers Council is dedicated to helping HR professionals, executives, legal teams, and other professions across a broad array of employment law, compliance, and HR needs. We serve organizations of all sizes and all industries, and our membership options are designed to custom-fit your size and needs. We also provide a broad range of specialized legal services, training, coaching, and outsourced HR services to help your organization build an exceptional workplace.
Founded over 80 years ago, Employers Council has a team of nearly 200 licensed attorneys, trainers, coaches and seasoned HR professionals on staff to help you get the most out of your membership, Our membership options give you choices and equip you with easy and fast access to the resources you need to make informed business decisions.
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