Popular organizational development tools consist of consultants

Popular organizational development tools consist of consultants

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Popular organizational development tools consist of consultants, surveys, group discussion, and  training sessions. Here's a brief description of some of the more common techniques used at these  meetings: Sensitivity training  is a method of changing behavior through unstructured group  interaction.  Survey feedback  is a technique for assessing attitudes, identifying discrepancies in  them, and resolving the differences by using survey information in feedback groups.  Process consultation  involves help given by an outside consultant to a manager in  perceiving, understanding, and acting upon interpersonal processes. 
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Unformatted text preview: Team building includes interaction among members of work teams to learn how each member thinks and works. Intergroup development involves changing the attitudes, stereotypes, and perceptions that work groups have of each other. So how do managers know whether OD is working effectively within their organizations? The primary evaluation of effectiveness uses the goals established when OD efforts and strategies began. Based on this evaluation, a manager can identify programs, strategies, and change agents that need to be redirected or improved....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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