Organizational development and human resources personnel complement one another during times of change, with OD providing a big picture view and HR taking on front-line challenges.
When I left a Fortune 100 company in the middle 1990s, one of my colleagues commented, "Well, OD is a dying discipline anyway. Wasn't that a 60's thing?" Indeed. In my consulting work that followed, I found that OD's change agent role remained somewhat thwarted by the tail wagging the dog. More