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OB Exam #1 Chapter 1 What is Organization Development—comprises the long range efforts and programs aimed at improving an organization’s ability to survive by changing its problem solving and renewal processed. OD involves moving toward an adaptive organization and achieving corporate excellence by integrating the desires of individuals for growth and development with organizational goals. It is an effort; (1) planned, (2) organization-wide, (3) managed from the top, (4) to increase organization effectiveness and health through (5) planned interventions in the organization’s processes using behavioral science knowledge. OD includes a series of planned behavioral science intervention activities carried out in collaboration with organization members to help find improved ways of working together toward individual and organizational goals. Organization Development is an emerging discipline aimed at improving the effectiveness of the organization and its members by means of a systematic change program. The Characteristics of Organizational Development 1. Change—planned strategy to bring about change Collaborative—involves a collaborative approach to change that includes the involvement and participation of the organization members most affected by changes. Performance—emphasis on ways to improve and enhance performance and quality 1
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OB Exam #1 Humanistic—set of humanistic values about people and organizations that aim at making organizations more effective by opening up new opportunities for increased use of human potential Systems—systems approach concerned with the interrelationship of divisions, departments, groups, and individuals as interdependent subsystems of the total organization Scientific—based upon scientific approaches to increase organization effectiveness The only constant is change In a dynamic environment, change is unavoidable. The technological, social, and economic environment is rapidly changing, and an organization will be able to survive only if it can effectively respond to these changing demands. Increases in productivity will go up as much as `100% and only corporations who can keep up will be effective. It becomes critical for management to identify and respond to forces of social and technical change. Today’s managers new a new mind set—one that values flexibility, speed, innovation, and the challenge that evolves from constantly changing conditions. Common traits of successful firms will be: >Faster—more responsive to innovation and change >Quality conscious—totally committed to quality >Employee Involvement—adding value through human resources >Customer oriented—creating niche markets 2
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OB Exam #1 >Smaller—made up of more autonomous units 3
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OB Exam #1 Who does Organization development?
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