For some, the distinctions between Organizational Behavior (OB) and Organizational Development (OD) may be in the viewpoint. OB can be viewed as more academic, objective and research oriented.

  • Organizational Behavior: "Organizational studies, sometimes known as organizational science, encompass the systematic study and careful application of knowledge about how people act within organizations. (Wikipedia)
  • Organization development (OD) is a conceptual, organization-wide effort to increase an organization's effectiveness and viability. (Wikipedia)