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    Organizational Development and Change Explained

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    Please assist with the following:

    * Explain the process of organizational development -

    * Identify the theories associated with organizational development -

    * Describe the conditions necessary for successful organizational change and development -

    I have the definition below but don't understand the actual process.

    "Organizational development is a set of behavioral science based theories, values, strategies, and technologies aimed at planned change of the organizational work setting for the purpose of enhancing individual development and improving organizational performance, through the alteration of organizational member's on-the-job behaviors(p. 722).
    "First, the focus of organizational development is facilitating organizational changes that enhance both organizational performance and individual development. This distinguishes organizational development from organizational interventions that focus exclusively on enhancing either organizational performance or individual development. Second, organizational development is rooted in the theories and methodology of the behavioral sciences. Therefore, organizational development is different from approaches to organizational change that is based solely on changes in manufacturing technology or, perhaps, information systems. It is true, however, that organizational development can assist in the implementation of changes in manufacturing or information technology" (e.g., Barrett, Grant, & Wailes, 2005; Davidson, 2006). Finally, this definition makes it very clear that the key to organizational change is changing the behavior of employees.
    Jex, S. M., & Britt, T. W. (2008). Organizational Psychology. A Scientist-Practitioner Approach (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

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    Organizational Development

    * Explain the process of organizational development -

    Firstly, the definition of organizational development, at its core, suggests that the practice of improving or progressing a company relies heavily or solely on altering employee behavior (i.e. psychology, behavioral sciences). Moreover, the process of organizational development includes three steps: diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation:

    Diagnosis: "The first step involves diagnosis of the present situation. Change agents collect the required information through interviews, questionnaires, internal documents, records, and reports. Usually, a diagnostic strategy is developed using two or more methods of data collection after their respective strengths and weaknesses have been considered.

    Intervention: After the situation is diagnosed, organizational development interventions or change strategies can be designed and implemented with the help of a change agent. Some of the organizational development intervention techniques are:

    ? Process consultation: This is concerned with interpersonal relations and functioning of work groups. The organizational ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses what is needed for organizational development and change to occur within organizations. The text contains 672 words including references.