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Organizational Development Models for Whole Foods

The executives want you to include the 7S model, the Congruence Model, and the Burke-Litwin Model in an analysis. Identify three - four more models to include for a well-rounded group of OD models.
prepare a report by given:
1.A brief overview of what each of the six or seven models you are analyzing does.
2.Clearly identify the strengths and weaknesses of each model.
3.Identify and discuss two or three issues that Whole Foods Market is facing.
4.Determine which model you think is the best one to use.
5.Recommend which model to use. Make a Strong Case in the analysis. Explain why your model selection would be the best choice, and how the recommended model can be used to help diagnose the issues that have been identified.

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For the purpose of this assignment, I am selecting 7S model, Burke-Litwin Model and the Congruence Model.

Mckinsey 7S Model: This commonly used OD model is very popular. It provides seven most important organizational elements as well as describes the interaction between these key elements as well. These elements are structure, systems, strategy, style, skills, staff and shared values. The main advantage of this model is that it identifies the interaction between the hard and soft elements. This model says that an organization has to focus on both soft elements such as skills, staff, shared values as well as hard elements such as structure and strategy.

However, the problem with this model is that external environment variables are ignored as well as performance variables are not put into focus.

Burke-Litwin Model: This model identifies the key drivers for bringing change in an organization as well as provides ranking of ...

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569 word report giving an overview, evaluation and recommendation of the 7S, Burke-Litwinand and Congruence models for whole food sales.