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Analyze Organizational Development (OD) and Open Systems Theory (OST) Perspectives. OD models and determined which one would be best for the chosen organization. Several different models analyzed the inputs, outputs, and throughputs of the organization and determine how well these factors create synergy (or not), support strategy, and generate profitability. OST and theory of feedback loops to analyze learning opportunities for the company.

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Consider the organizational development on the position of field research, theory, and practice aimed in expanding the overall knowledge for targeted industry effectiveness of people. In design the organizational development is most utilized based on an organization that requires more freedom of restructuring for producing more efficient over the long period of time. Keep in mind, the organization development is on the pursuit for improving the internal network of organizations that serves the value of guiding practices (processes, protocols, and procedures) in sustaining business continuity.
Therefore, the final selection of a company is imperative to delivering certain support to properly developing department needs on the basis relating to the following:

a) Planning on initiatives ...

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The review into Organizational Development (OD) and Open Systems Theory (OST) perspectives in reaching the targeted industry marketplace.

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I need your help with this Case Assignment! Anything to get me started would be awesome. Thanks!!
Background Readings:
Falletta, S.V. (2005) Organizational Diagnostic Models: A Review and Synthesis. Retrieved 11/14/09 from http://www.leadersphere.com/img/OrgmodelsR2009.pdf


Make a Case for which organizational diagnosis (OD) model you think is the best for doing an OD analysis for National Presto Industries, Inc., based on several current issues the company is facing. There are several parts to this assignment.


1. As the warrant for your case, explain the purpose and the value of conducting an OD diagnosis.

2. Then briefly evaluate each of the models presented in the background reading by Falletta. Omit Falletta's Org Intel model. Do NOT merely describe the models. You need to infer and comment on their strengths and weaknesses, and specifically indicate what type of organizational problem or functional area would benefit from an analysis using each model. This too will add to the warrant for your Case.

3. Now, make a case. Once you have discussed each of the eleven models, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they could best be applied, identify the model that you would choose for use in your analysis of the chosen company. First, introduce the company and describe its products/services. Then clearly explain the issues you are most concerned about. Then explain why your selection would be the best choice. You may want to find more data/information about the chosen model to make a stronger case with more backing.

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