It requires conscious learning and leadership of its people ( individually and collectively) for the organization to develop itself. Structures and processes by themselves are not the organization and its purpose.
Org development is through the learning of its people – individually and collectively. Conscious learning organizations are developing organizations. Till they retain this collective ability to consciously learn they will develop and grow. Else structure and processes become rigid and with its positional leaders exercising control through compliance, most people move towards mechanically doing work.
The organization’s stated purpose and actual practice will not align in the lived experience of most of its people and stakeholders. Most large organizations – governments, educational institutions, political parties, businesses, religious institutions or non-profits- face this challenge.
The practice of conscious learning in small groups, when facilitated by an aware leader, addresses this challenge.