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MGMT628 : Organizational Development (alt. code=HRM628)

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course is about the process of scientifically collecting research data about an ongoing system in an organization relative to objective, goal, or strategies of that system; feeding these data back into the system by changing and modifying some parts; taking actions by altering some selected variables within the system; and evaluating the results of actions by collecting more data. This process continues and is used to adopt the latest changes in internal as well as external environment. This course will help students to have look on the planned changes in organizations and implementation over the long period of time.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Learn how to implement organization development programs especially at the individual and work group levels.
  • Transform the organization through new expansion processes and tools.
  • Develop and enhance conceptual and behavioral skills to implement system-wide organization change efforts .

Course Calendar

The Challenge for Organizations1Handouts1
OD: A Unique Change Strategy2Handouts4
What an “ideal” effective, healthy organization would look like?3Handouts9
The Evolution of OD4,5Handouts12
The Organization Culture6Handouts20
The Nature of Planned Change7Handouts26
QUIZ # 01
Action Research Model8Handouts33
General Model of Planned Change9Handouts38
The Organization Development Practitioner10Handouts46
Creating a Climate for Change11Handouts48
OD Practitioner Skills and Activities12Handouts59
Professional Values13Handouts67
Entering and Contracting14Handouts72
Diagnosing Organizations15Handouts79
Organization as Open System16Handouts86
Organization as Open Systems17Handouts91
Diagnosing Groups and Jobs18Handouts97
Diagnosing Groups and Jobs19Handouts97
Collecting and Analyzing Diagnostic information20,21Handouts
Designing Interventions22Handouts126
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