Assessment Task 2 Essay.docx - Assessment Task 2 \u2013 Part A Part A \u2013 Essay Drastic Action or Evolutionary Adaption An Organisation Development

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Assessment Task 2 – Part A Part A – Essay : Drastic Action or Evolutionary Adaption : An Organisation Development Perspective Introduction This essay is to understand how Organisational Development focuses on the planned approaches and implementing changes required to achieve organisational strategic objectives or goals. Important steps are taken by the top management of the organisation to ensure the performance or progress of the organisation as well as the various members of the organisation. So, that there is the right utilization of the various human, financial and technological resources available. Whereas, Action Research is concerned with finding out the facts and ways of doing things by taking certain steps such as interviewing, collecting past records, form filling, questionnaires etc. Action research is of many types and researchers carry on their research in different ways. It is about improving personal development and knowledge and professional practice. Organisational Development “Organisational Development is related to a wide range of intervention strategies into the social process of an organisation. These intervention strategies are aimed at the development of individuals, groups and the organisation as a total system” (Mullins, 2002, p.799). It is about bringing changes in the organisation by taking the planned steps to achieve organisational objectives. Organisational Development activities involve includes individual behaviour into an organisational plan. Organisation Development (OD) focuses on activities to improve organisation’s systems’ and process. It is about people in organisations and how they function. “OD is a set of values, assumptions and ethics that emphasise its humanistic orientation and its commitment to organisational effectiveness” (Burnes, 2004, p.267). Importance of Organisational Development OD plays a very important role in an organisation. It is a continuous process as activities taking place in an organisation is on daily basis so changes are to be made regularly. It includes observing and implementing changes accordingly which is done by establishing clear outcomes and measures to track and evaluate progress and organisational goals. Thus it fosters great sense of organisational purpose. () OD is a high level, strategic activity which requires strong leadership and influence and involves diverse range of behaviours, skills and knowledge. It defines the work to be done by the
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