Organization Development

The Chief Executive of a small but growing organization has recently read an article on organization development and is considering appointing an organization development consultant to support an organization change agenda. She has asked you as a consultant to provide her with further information in the form of a briefing paper. In the paper, you should:

  1. Give a brief analysis of at least two different organization development schools of thought and practice. You should give a clear analysis of at least two different theories e.g. behavioral science, social psychology, motivation theory, learning theory, systems theory.
  2. Identify some of the key stakeholders, phases, activates, tasks and typical deliverables in the organization development process. You should give a clear description of some of the key stakeholders e.g. line managers, HR business partners, organization development consultant.
    You should also, summaries the key phases from entry to termination and give examples of activities, tasks and deliverables at each phase e.g. assessing organization need, gathering feedback, identifying outcomes and deliverables, proposing interventions etc.
  3. Examine the key competencies required by the stakeholders in different phases of organization development interventions. You should explain some of the key competencies required by stakeholders e.g. interpersonal skills, IT skills, HR skills, finance skills, ability to gather business intelligence, data analysis, interpersonal skills.
  4. Assess the link between organization development and change management techniques. You should assess the link between organization development and change management techniques e.g. both can be used to build organization capacity and improve organization performance.