Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 ISSN 1429-9321 DOI: 10.2478/manment-2019-0004 HANNA DOROSHUK Organizational development as a modern management tool for transformation of the company (case of Ukrainian energy company) “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” Richard Buckminster Fuller 1. Introduction Assoc. Prof. Hanna Doroshuk, Ph.D., Odessa National Polytechnic University, Department of Management, Ukraine, ORCID: 0000-0002-0340-7514. Globalization processes in the world of economics lead to a growing number of interconnections and interdependencies between different economical objects, make the businesses and organizations structures much more complicated and, as a result, it becomes rather difficult to manage them. In fact, organizational development as one of the methods of changes management is becoming more relevant, because of its impact on the company’s activities and because it is a tool that, for the sake of development, maximizes human potential and uses modern managerial technologies. While organizational development can be considered as one of changes management methods, it also can be one of the organization development directions. It is worth noticing that organizational development, in comparison with other methods of changes management, 61 Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 applies the behavioural approach, motivation and staff development, besides, organizational development always deals with development of the entire organization. As a whole this development is longer and larger in scale than any other methods of changes management, it uses evolutionary approach of organization development. 2. Methodology of organizational development The issues of organizational changes can be found in foreign papers and in works of our scientists. The researches proposed numerous methods, models and techniques. The most popular directions of change are business process reengineering and organizational development. The both directions derive from the need for a fundamental revision of the existing organization and conduct of business and the implementation of radical changes that affect the entire organization. The difference between these approaches is that in the case of reengineering the organization redesigns its processes and systems on the basis of which the business practice, people and organization culture change, while in the case of organizational development at the beginning there must be first trainings and informing of people and only after that the business conducting is started to be changed (Doroshuk, 2014). The peculiarity of using organizational development as a modern management method is that this method incorporates modern management theories, psychology and sociology of management. The concept of organizational development was introduced in the 1960s (Beckhard, 1969; Margulies and Raia, 1972), however, it should be noted that the first fundamental research in this field was done by Kurt Levin in the 1930s, in particular, he studied the field theory. Nowadays there exist several approaches to organizational development (Burke and Noumair, 2015; French and Bell, 1998; Waclawski and Church, 2001) with І.Adizes (1998) (Greiner, 1972) methodology as the most popular, the mentioned theory provisions are used in the work taking into account the peculiarities of the development of the branch-forming enterprise infrastructure. There are used so-called «hard» methods in organizational development, as well as in many other types of development: quality management, organizational design, process management, implementation of the concept of lean production, knowledge management, improvement of the management system, technological process changes, automation of management and informatization of management. 62 Organizational development as a modern management tool for transformation of the company (case of Ukrainian energy company) Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 However, «soft» methods are of primary importance: it includes development of competences and skills of personnel, formation of organizational culture and values, of a management style, improvement of the remuneration system, the peculiarities of the change leader, organizational behaviour, personnel training, the formation of development teams, planning of staff’s life and career (Doroshuk, 2015). The concept of organizational development is successfully implemented both in small and medium business, as well as large companies and even public administration. Organizational development programs are different in different organizations, which may be due to: the size of the organization, the complexity of building the organization, industry affiliation, business characteristics, and other factors that will be described in the section. The purpose of the article is the formation of the approaches and stages of organizational development for a large vertically integrated company, ensuring the country’s strategic security in the field of energy. 3. Organizational development concept Organizational development can be considered as one of directions of a company development. Depending on the object of development there can be distinguished the following point of views concerning organizational development: organization as a social formation – an open socio-technical system, organization as management function – spatial distribution and timing, organization as a characteristic of management system – the improvement of the system order can bring the increase of the company performance, organization as a process of streamlining the organization’s activities or manifestation of joint activities, which is expressed in the creation of new and improved systems created and functioning of any kind, organization as a structure – a set of stable links between objects and management implemented in specific organizational forms that ensure the integrity of management and preservation of the main features despite various external and internal changes. This paper shall focus on the organization development as social formation having a certain goal of existence, however not rejecting the possibility of using other tools. That is, organizational development is the development of an organization as an open socio-technical system. So it can be proposed that organizational development as the continuous multidimensional nonlinear process integrating multidimensional local 63 HANNA DOROSHUK Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 changes in management technologies and employee behaviour, the process of transition of the enterprise into a new qualitative state, due to changes in the quantity, quality of its subsystems and links between them, which increases its survivability and competitiveness within the global economic space. 4. Possibility to manage organizational development Development involves multidimensional local changes, therefore, for the management of development, one can use the concept of change management and one of its methods – organizational development, which is proposed to expand and consider not only the position of change in employee behavior, but also from the point of view of the introduction in practice of the organization of new management technologies , which will change it. It should be noted that a number of authors, including the founders of the concept of organizational development, adhere to the view that organizational development cannot be managed, but it happens as it happens. However, there is another opinion that the author of the work adheres to – it is possible to manage the organizational development. This can be argued so. The ability to manage organizational development is determined, first of all, by the human factor, since a person deliberately seeks ways to improve the situation; secondly, knowledge of the cyclical nature of the development of socioeconomic systems, which allows for the provision of growth reserves. The need of management of organizational development is determined by the goals of the organization and its employees, as well as the development of the organization as its immanent feature. 5. Features of organizational development of a large energy company As an object of organizational development the work considered a large vertically integrated company. The study of the unique experience of the organizational development of a large company, which forms the state infrastructure in the field of energy, made it possible, on the one hand, to highlight the peculiarities of the organizational development of such companies, on the other hand, to allocate a general scheme of organizational development, working for all types of organizations. In this section of work we will focus on the peculiarities of the organizational development of large companies in the energy sector. SE NAEK “Energoatom” is a large company with vertical integration (Table 1), capable of self-sufficiency. 64 Organizational development as a modern management tool for transformation of the company (case of Ukrainian energy company) Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 Table 1. The staff of the state enterprise SE NAEK “Energoatom” in 2014-2016, men Index name Men per year 2014 2015 2016 Accounting number of full-time employees of the accounting staff 35149 35186 34947 Total women 11669 11687 11605 Total men 23480 23499 23342 Total managers 4873 4891 4870 of them women 680 667 663 of them men 4193 4224 4207 Source: http://www.energoatom.kiev.ua/ru/actvts-16/sustainable_development-98/ social-100/news-109/gender_policy-103 (28.01.2019 – access date) The analysis of the gender of the workers of the SE NAEK “Energoatom” in 2014-2016 shows that the ratio of the number of both men and women during the last three years remains practically stable: women – at the level of 33% and men at the level of 67%. The company consists of the directorate, which manages the entire complex of the enterprise; separate structural subdivisions; service and auxiliary units. This provides an opportunity to carry out organizational development by a cascade: in the directorate, separate structural divisions and service departments, structural units of separate structural divisions. One of the tasks of NAEK Energoatom is to ensure the energy security of the country. SE NAEK Energoatom is included in the List of objects of state ownership of strategic importance for the economy and security of the state, approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 83 dated March 4, 2015. According to the results of comparing key performance indicators of NPP power units with the requirements established by international standards, the company is completely safe and reliable, and therefore has significant potential for further development. Taking into account the impact on economy and welfare of the Ukrainian citizens, it is very important to guarantee positive result of organizational development for the company and for the country as well. 65 HANNA DOROSHUK Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 SE NAEK “Energoatom” is a state unitary commercial enterprise; therefore, with its development, one of its instruments is corporatization, it is important to take into account the experience and forms of corporatization of large enterprises in Ukraine that are of strategic importance to the country’s economy and security; as well as streamline relations with the public, necessary for the successful corporatization of Energoatom. Influence of globalization (integration) processes, aimed at cooperation in the field of ecology and safety of nuclear energy. In particular, it concerns issues of mutually beneficial international cooperation, expansion of electricity exports to the EU, investment attraction for the construction of new power units. The peculiarity of the organizational development of SE NAEK “Energoatom” as an infrastructure of the state will be not only changes in the company itself, but also a change in the structure of the electricity market. The electricity market model, created by analogy with the British pool, will be replaced by a balancing system in conditions of liberalization of the electricity market. The company is a town-forming enterprise, since the number of employees of the nuclear power plant is not less than half of the population of the administrative-territorial units in whose territory the nuclear power plants are located. Therefore, the city-forming function must be preserved in the course of organizational development and in the process of corporatization. 6. Stages of organizational development of the energy company Stage 1 – Team formation. Organizational development can be most effectively implemented through process counseling, first proposed by K. Levin (1951). The tool for managing change and organizational development involves the involvement of a third-party consultant – the agent of change, the facilitator, the consultant. An agent of change can provide expert counseling, independently defining development paths and offering them for implementation, or process counseling, when the agent changes, using knowledge of the organizational development and change management methodology, as well as knowledge and skills of working with group dynamics, and has diplomatic skills and is able to build trusting relationships, direct the process of change into the right direction. Organizational development is a complex and multi-faceted process involving a large number of participants, because organizational development is not a spectator’s sport, it involves a team, each member of which develops in the process of change (table 2). 66 Organizational development as a modern management tool for transformation of the company (case of Ukrainian energy company) Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 Table 2. Subjects of organizational development management of SE NAEK “Energoatom” Type of the subject of changes First stage subjects Internal External Agents of changes, consultants – Areva, Deloitte and others. Supervising and regulating organs IAEA, ENVSEC (the Environment and Security Initiative) Managers of project, the company Supreme Council of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), the Cabinet and its separate of Ministers of Ukraine, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, the National Commission for State subdivisions, middle-management Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities of Ukraine (NCER), State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine Changes Donor – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Company workers, the team on changes Second stage implementation, subjects cross-functional teams External participants and their expectations (i.e. the consumers expect quality products at optimal prices; international partners expect opportunities for cooperation, provided the new model of the electricity market is implemented) Source: own study Stage 2 – Dynamics of the Life Cycle. The starting point of organizational development can be considered the definition of the current stage of the company’s life cycle. This gives an opportunity to describe the main achievements, as well as typical problems of growth, and, most importantly, to understand the direction of development – the transition to the next stage of development. In addition, in the diagnostic of organizational development, significant tools are used: from diagnostic interviews and questionnaires to analyzing key indicators of the company and identifying the mathematical dependencies of development indicators. It should be noted that in the diagnostics of organizational development, the qualitative research methods prevail: questionnaires, interviews, graph-analytical method, method of logical-semantic modeling, analysis of managerial mistakes, etc. At the moment, Ukraine’s nuclear energy is in the fourth stage of the life cycle «adolescence». This stage is characterized by good administration of organizational processes, control, which, however, holds back the search and selection of development areas due to the too rigid system of regulations. That 67 HANNA DOROSHUK Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 is, emerging development ideas are hampered by excessive administration. The problems of this stage are the emergence of stiffness («aristocracy») and unfulfilled entrepreneurship, when the owner and management do not support new ideas for business development, which leads to its disappearance. Overcoming these problems is possible by generating new ideas, as well as by maximizing the involvement of personnel in the process of ongoing reforms through training, development of competences, formation of development teams, and so on. The transition to the next stage of the life cycle opens the prospects for innovation, the development of new technologies, and investment. The transition to the next stage of «prime» is possible due to strategic planning, organizational innovation, non-bureaucratic planning procedures, structural reorganization, delegation, and some decentralization. Stage 3 – management of value. From the point of view of the author, it is recommended to add the analysis of the life cycle by analyzing the level of the company on the theory of spiral dynamics K. Graves (1970). The universality of the theory of spiral dynamics lies in the fact that it can be applied to countries, organizations and individuals. This theory makes it possible to describe not only the level of development of the entire company, but also of its individual elements, subcultures. Thus, HR-services is in the green level of development, while the values of production units and marketing services are described by the red level. The main values of the SE NAEC “Energoatom” are safety; professionalism; safety culture; openness, truthfulness and reputation; preservation of human resources; knowledge management; corruption prevention; social responsibility. Such a list of values makes it possible to attribute this company to the blue level, which is not surprising, since the company ensures the country’s energy security (having a fundamental idea) and has regulated activity (this is due to strict adherence to technology and security achievement). However, in the long run, the use of only such values will restrain the growth of the company, since the growth of the company’s efficiency, motivation and personal interest in the final results are the values of the next orange level. The company is already transitioning from blue to orange level, which is reflected in the company’s orange vision, which includes: a market-oriented company, increasing market share, pursuing a decent international level, building new capacities. The actual implementation of this transition is the preparation and conduct of the corporatization of the company with a change in the organizational and legal form and an increase in the efficiency and market orientation of the 68 Organizational development as a modern management tool for transformation of the company (case of Ukrainian energy company) Management 2019 Vol. 23, No. 1 company. Corporatization is possible in two ways: priority – creation of a single enterprise based on all the property that is on the balance sheet of SE NAEC “Energoatom”; alternatively – the creation of several separate public joint-stock companies. The experience of the functioning of the energy organizations of the yellow level (according to K. Graves) or the so-called turquoise, described in (Laloux, 2014; Bakke, 2005) is interesting. AES (Applied Energy System) was founded in 1982 in the USA by Roger Sant and Dennis Bakke. The company quickly grew to one of the world’s largest electricity producers and suppliers, with 40 thousand employees in 2000. The enterprises are located in 31…
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