Organizational Development

We view organizational development (OD) as the process of aligning the organization and its people for growth.


Efforts including diversity initiatives, employee engagement, team building, and assorted motivational programs are commonplace – successful ones are not.
With management experts citing that many such initiatives fail, the question becomes “How do we plan, implement, and measure for success?”
Strategic planning has traditionally driven organizational initiatives with its focus on content: goal-setting, analysis, and strategies. OD focuses on internal processes with its legacy steeped in the behavioral sciences, action research, and organizational theory. Our view is that strategic planning and OD are both vital and compatible and our approach considers their integration as essential to achieve sustainable organizational growth.

Organizational Development Process

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Organizations are vibrant and adaptable entities composed of systems and people that are interrelated and interconnected. When initiatives are planned with these principles in mind, we honor both organizational strategy and human processes to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.
Joe Lemmon
Ph.D. | President



Deepening capacity to achieve greater insight and demonstrate effective leadership and managerial behaviors.
Organizational Development | WorkLife Xcel
Organizational Development | WorkLife Xcel


The varied perspectives, experiences, and work styles of the members can be transformed into collaborative efforts more readily when there is open and honest communication.

Organization Change

Knowing how to proceed with change efforts can pose challenges. Accounts of initiatives that missed the mark are stuff of legend in management and leadership literature. Our model suggests organization change efforts that incorporate a synchronized approach that integrates strategy, systems, and human behaviors.
Organizational Development | WorkLife Xcel
Organizational Development | WorkLife Xcel


Respectful work environments are living entities that are constructed and maintained by all members of the organization. Leadership plays a critical role in this process by ensuring these efforts are given priority, time and the resources to achieve and maintain a culture of respect. Whether your organization has 15 or 5,000 people, this initiative sets the stage for a more inclusive, vibrant, and collaborative workforce.

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