sg3 - Management Science-II Dr. Sangamithra MODULE 6...

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Management Science-II Dr. Sangamithra Indian Institute of Technology Madras MODULE 6 Planned Change Introduction To Od Organization Development (Od) A long-term effort, led and supported by top management, to improve an organization's visioning, empowerment, learning, and problem-solving processes, through an ongoing, collaborative management of organization’s culture – with special emphasis on the culture of intact work teams and other team configurations – utilizing the consultant – facilitator role and the theory and technology of applied behavioral science, including action research. Primary Distinguishing Characteristics Of OD Focuses on culture and processes Encourages collaboration between organizational leaders and members in managing culture and processes Teams of all kinds are particularly important for task accomplishments Focuses primarily on the human and social side of the organization. Primary Distinguishing Characteristics Of OD Participation and involvement in problem solving and decision making by all levels of organization Focus on systemic change; views organizations as complex social systems OD practitioners are facilitators, collaborators, and co-learners with the client system - focus on imparting of problem-solving skills and knowledge of continuous learning through self-analytical methods to client to enable it to solve its problems on its own. Reliance on action research model with extensive participation by client system members Development view seeking betterment of both individuals and organization.
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Management Science-II Dr. Sangamithra Indian Institute of Technology Madras Assumptions And Values Underlying OD Dealing with individuals Most individuals want to develop their potential and have drives towards personal growth and development if provided with supportive and challenging environment Most people desire to make, and are capable of making, a higher level of contribution to achieving organizational goals than is normally permitted . Implication for managers
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course HR 303 taught by Professor Sanghamitra during the Fall '05 term at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

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sg3 - Management Science-II Dr. Sangamithra MODULE 6...

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