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OD is a collaborative process that relies on a strong consultant-client partnership and employs a series of comprehensive planned change processes that strengthen organizational effectiveness and increase capabilities. OD utilizes systems theory and a well-established action research model, to help organizations adapt to changing environments, identify priorities, strengthen leadership and facilitate continuous learning. The overarching goal of OD is to optimize results, while focusing on the client’s own objectives and aspirations for its organization. The OD process enables the entire client system to acquire the confidence and competence it will need to manage - on its own – similar and even greater challenges in the future.