Questions on Organization Development

We will define key terms such as organization development (OD), change management, transition, transformation, OD practitioner, organization culture, and socialization process.  Our discussion will cover theoretical and practical aspects of OD principles and competencies, reasons for change, types of and approaches to change, origins and reasons for change management, benefits of change and change management, and scholars’ and practitioners’ concern with the tempo (rate, rhythm, and pattern) of change. 

Learning Activity #1

Class, 

Select three articles or sections of chapters from the readings which focus on the theme for this week. 

Provide a brief summary highlighting the key points which you found useful concerning organizational development. 

Additionally answer the following questions:

1. How does one identify and diagnose organizational problems and opportunities in order to improve performance? What is the mindset and process needed to undergo organizational diagnosis? Provide an example. Explain. 

2. What are the key theoretical and practical aspects which characterize organizational development and transformation? Discuss. 

3. What OD competencies would be needed in order for you to implement organization development and transformation in your organization or another organization of choice? 

Learning Activity #2

Class,

Complete the following table below. Define organization development (OD), change management, transition, transformation, OD practitioner, organization culture, and socialization process. Provide an example for each term. Additionally select 3 additional organizational development and transformation definitions from the readings this week. Provide an example for each term.

OD Term

Definition

Example

1. Organizational Development

2. Change Management

3. Transition

4. Transformation

5. OD Practitioner

6. Organizational Culture

7. Socialization Process

8. 

9.

10. 

Learning Activity #3

Class, 

Review the Case Studies listed in the readings this week. Refer to these cases when answering the following questions. 

http://www.odnetwork.org/?page=CaseStudies#Case_Studies_2

Additionally answer the following questions:

1. What are the various approaches and types of change in these cases? What are the reasons, origins, and benefits of change and change management? Discuss. 

2. Should the OD practitioner or scholar be concerned with tempo rate, rhythm, and pattern of change in these cases? Why?  Discuss. 

Use APA formatting for any in-text citations and references

https://learn.umuc.edu/content/enforced/52640-001136-01-2152-OL4-7980/Organizational%20Change%20and%20Development.pdf?_&d2lSessionVal=Jh8waUllpa0Iw8LFG3sxxE1Q3&ou=52640

http://www.odnetwork.org/?page=whatisod

http://www.odnetwork.org/?page=PrinciplesOfODPracti

http://www.odnetwork.org/?page=ODCompetencies

http://managementhelp.org/organizationdevelopment/OD-101.pdf

 
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