Friday, 30 November 2012

OD and HR: What's The Big Difference?

There is a question floating around that is being asked frequently: what are the roles and differences between human resources and organizational development? The line seems to have blurred for some.  The blurring of the line has made the issue more and more unclear as to the differences between them.

There seems to be no clear-cut answer.  Recently at a Toronto OD Network session the issue was tackled.  Similarly a few year back the topic was the focus of a learning team I facilitated at a Linkage OD Summit.   Simply put what are the differences between the role for OD and HR? It is my hope that readers of the blog will weigh in on the topic.