The Robins have struggled this season, finding themselves cut adrift at the bottom of the table. As they prepare for life in League One, O'Driscoll believes that his side will begin next season with a positive approach.
The 55-year-old told BBC Radio Bristol: "I'm not here to look at the past but you've got to reflect on what's happened and try and move forward.
"This club will be a Championship club for definite. But it will be a different type of club and it might not happen straight away.
"Everyone will be geared for us to get straight back up but it will be a different type of Bristol City."
O'Driscoll has won just five out of his 18 matches in charge after taking over at Ashton Gate in January.