The organisation development has its roots in the enterprises of the first decades of the 20th century. The background was striving for better human work conditions. Regarding to this fact various institutions of research underlined the meaning of self- and co-determination of their employees. They developed little by little methods and concepts for a mutual finding and solution of problems in the organisations, particularly group-dynamic learning processes and methods for the connection of data preparations and for dealings with problems.
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The organisation development is an instrument for the planned and targeted performance of organisations' change.