Organization Development Intervention: A Case of Nepalese Public Enterprises


Organization Development  Intervention: A Case of Nepalese Public Enterprises
Reesarch Team: Krishna Sigdel, Sudip Tripathee & Goumati Satyal

Public sector organizations are established in order to provide better, faster and more services. They are either partially or completely funded by the taxation. . Generally, the main objective of public sector entities is to achieve outcomes—enhancing or maintaining the well-being of citizens—rather than generating profits. Public Enterprises (PEs) in case of Nepal are often criticized for not being in par with the citizen’s expectations. Now there are altogether 37 PEs operating with many of the PEs incurring huge amount of loss annually. They are constantly perceived as consumer of resources rather than the producer of wealth in the economy. They are process driven rather than being demand (customer) driven. They are often blamed to be incompetent in coping with the changes and transform themselves according to the need. This research aims to find the areas in which change can be initiated so that they can adapt with the new environment. One of the major tools for the improvement of the public enterprises/sectors can be through the intervention of organization development. The ultimate aim of organizational development is to increase organizational performance. It generally applies the concepts and practices from behavioral science knowledge to the planned development, improvement, and reinforcement of the strategies, structures and processes that lead to organization effectiveness. The study will have a greater implication in the policy level since the findings of the research can be used to diagnose the problems existing in the PEs of Nepal and findings the appropriate solutions to the problems.