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160 DIAGNOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT - RESEARCH RESULTS Sławomir LUŚCIŃSKI, Wacław GIERULSKI Summary : This paper presents the original method of the diagnose of the organization development together with the empirical research results. Proposed method of diagnose is an example of using a quantitative approach to measure the developmental phenomena. It was developed with using the Map of Organization Development model, that assumed existing harmonious states of organization development, interpreted as the alignment of growth processes in two domains: information technology and management. The results of empirical analysis of the surveyed organizations consist of the diagnose, recommended changes and prognosis of the predicted state of the organization development, presented both in quantitative and descriptive form. Keywords: organization development, diagnostic model, prognostics diagnosis, management information systems. 1. Introduction Diagnosis is a term derived from Greek ( diagnosis ), which means to identify and describe the present status of a diagnosed object. This term derives from the school of Hippocrates, and has long been associated only with medicine as the process of determining health status and factors responsible for producing it. It was Mary Richmond, who used this term in social sciences: she believed in the relationship between people and their social environment as the major factor of their life situation or status ( Social Diagnosis,1917) . She proposed the interview for gathering evidence and derived client’s social difficulties from them in the act of interpretation and named it as the act of diagnosis . Currently, the concept of diagnosis is generalized and applies to reasoning related to many areas of activity, for instance a methods of diagnosis of technical devices and systems are widely presented in literature [3, 11]. In management sciences, diagnose of organization development is represented as a set of life-cycle models applied to mostly qualitative way of reasoning [1, 8, 10]. Fig. 1. Prognostics diagnosis
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161 Contemporary interpretation of this term emphasizes two components: data collection and critical data development undertaken with reasoning. It is therefore to identify the nature and circumstances of a complex state of affairs on the basis of the measured characteristics of the object, and knowledge of general laws applicable in the concerned field. The need to reduce the number of measured features makes the practical activities are carried out only under partial diagnosis with considering links between selected characteristics. Helpful element in the process of diagnosis is the model (Figure 1), which in a simplified - but allowing the analysis to be made - manner, describes the mentioned regularity by indicating links between traits expressed as a function of measurable parameters.
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