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Organizational Development

Examine the concept of organizational development. Be sure to address the following items in your examination:

Explain the process of organizational development.
Identify the theories associated with organizational development.
Describe the conditions necessary for successful organizational change and development.

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1. As you first explain the process, it is important to define Organizational Development (OD) since many definitions exist. However, please note that it is one area of Industrial/Organizational psychology that involves "the process of assisting organizations in preparing for and managing change" (http://www.wcupa.edu/_ACADEMICS/sch_cas.psy/Career_Paths/Industrial/subfield2.htm).

Another great one is "The use of planned, behavioral science-based interventions in work settings for the purpose of improving organizational functioning and individual development" (java.cs.vt.edu/.../classes/communities/readings/Weick&Quinn-1999.pdf).

Do you see what I mean and some resources to help you?

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