The PathMatch Guide to

Organizational Development

A Day in the Life

Organization Development (OD) applies behavioral science-based processes that help organizations improve their people and processes. It focuses on ways to increase productivity and effectiveness, using various techniques to help the employees as well as the organization adjust to change. It is an organized, top-down, and proactive effort to increase Organizational Effectiveness (OE).

Work Responsibilities

  • Help organizations improve their people and processes by applying behavioral science-based interventions
  • Focused on ways to increase productivity and effectiveness, using various techniques to help people and organizations adjust to change
  • Proactively work with clients and organizations to increase Organizational Effectiveness

Skills You'll Need

  • Build compelling people programs
  • Exercise critical thinking and analytical skills to interpret data and develop insights and strategies
  • An understanding of instructional design to address all learning modalities
  • Fluency with online development tools and multimedia platforms
  • Behavioral and Organizational Psychology
  • Presentation and storytelling
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Team and relationship building
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships while developing analytical and facilitation skills
  • Develop strong program management and communication skills

Industries You'll Work In

Human Resources
Consulting
Learning & Development

The Network You'd Build

Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.

Example Jobs

Organization Change Management Specialist

Organizational Change Management Senior Consultant at Deloitte

Sr. Director Organizational Development and Learning at Sarepta Therapeutics

Onboarding Lead, People & Organization Development at Uber

Real World Professionals

Senior Analyst, Organizational Development

Learning & Organizational Change Consultant

Organizational Development, Performance Management

Senior Sales Performance Consultant - Leadership Development

Global Organizational Lead

Learning & Organizational Development Leader

Growth Path

  1. Organizational Development Coordinator
  2. Organizational Development Specialist
  3. Organizational Development Consultant
  4. Manager/Director of Organizational Development
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Demand for Talent

  • Projected Growth: STRONG
    Current Demand: HOT
  • By focusing on employee and team development, Companies can see anywhere between a 14%-29% increase in profit and a 10% rise in productivity
  • As it is a more niche field, Organizational Development has a strong, but not massive demand, however, the multi-disciplinary aspect of the role and high level of skills required means there is less supply than demand

Compensation

$45K-$60K
Organizational Development Coordinator
$70K-$90K
Organizational Development Specialist
$75K-$105K
Organizational Development Consultant
$100K-$185K
Manager/Director of Organizational Development

Teams You'll Work With

Organization Development works with internal teams, clients, and key stakeholders.

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/10

Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

9
/10

Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

7
/10

Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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