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Running head: Organizational Development 1 Organizational Development Phil Sumner PSY/428 Organizational Psychology 07:05:21 Richard Clemens
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Organizational Development 2 Organizational Development Organizational Development is a set of behavioral science based theories, values, strategies, and technologies that will ultimately change the everyday work setting, enhance development of individuals, and improve organizational performance (Jex & Britt, 2008). For organizational development to take place companies must first analyze the situation, look at the future requirements, and employ techniques of behavioral sciences. The goal of organizational development within companies is to facilitate the organization in accepting changing external environmental factors such as regulations, and technologies (BusinessDictionary.com, 2010). In addition to organizational development there are many theories that are associated with it. Organizational Development Theories The first theory associated with organizational development is Lewins Three-Step model is described as the oldest model associated with organizational development (Jex & Britt, 2008). The first step in this theory is change, or the unfreezing period. Organizations must recognize the need for change before this step can take place. The second step is the transformation period.
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