Considerable effort is currently being made in all State Government Departments to improve organisation effectiveness. One systemic approach to achieve planned organisation change is Organisation Development. This Thesis reviews the theory behind the approach, and describes the stages of the Forestry Organisation Development Program between June 1975 and December 1977.
Emphasis has been placed on the reasons for adopting particular strategies during the program, results achieved, and consequent redirection of effort for subsequent stages of the program. As a result, the description should provide a useful review for administrators contemplating a program of planned change in their own organisations, especially as there are several other useful approaches currently being applied, from which some choice or combination is possible.