Organizational development appears as a corollary to school development. Organizational theories are frequently used in present studies, given the imposed vision of modern man, seen as an organizational man; evidently, the argument would be that organizations do not exist without people, still they are not limited to the sum of organizations forming them, but the organizations have trans-individual dimensions. Referring generally to organizational theories, we find in the specialty papers some common characteristic elements, also valid in terms of school organization, elements that mark the particularly complex, dynamic, and especially process specificity of coordination of changes meant to bring about organizational development. Research in the field asserts that an organization can survive and develop if the rate of learning in the organization is higher than the rate of change in the outer field. That is why, in order to be efficient, a school must become a learning organization conforming to contemporary ideas.
Key words: organizational theories, organizational development, school organization