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Organization Development

What would you do as a leader now to seek out where, if and how organization development is being used?

What resources are available to a leader to make effective use of organization design technique to introduce change in the organizations?

Would you use internal or external resources or a mixture of both to help develop your organization development strategies and tactics?

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What would you do as a leader now to seek out where, if and how organization development is being used?

As a leader, consider the three major steps in undergoing the organizational development process: diagnosis, intervention and evaluation. Usually, when there are deficiencies in the way the overall organization is functioning, an organizational development process is most likely to be initiated by top management.

What resources are available to a leader to make effective use of organization design technique to introduce change in the organizations?

Burke (1982) defined organizational development (OD) as "a planned process of change in an organization's culture through the utilization of behavioral science, technology, research and theory." It refers to the management of change and the development of human resources. It is a response to change (Bennis, 1969). OD is a complex educational strategy intended to change the beliefs, attitudes, values and structure of the organization so that the organization can better adapt to new technologies, markets and challenges. Environment, resources and technology perform a decisive role in determining organizational policies. If any one of these determinants changes, the policies need to be re-examined to determine if a ...

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The solution discusses what a leader should do to seek out where, if and how organization development is used, the available resources to make effective use of organization design technique for introducing change in the organizations and if external or internal resources or both could help develop organization development strategies and tactics. References included.

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