Organizational Development

Course ID
MDH 605
Level
Undergraduate
Program
BMS
Semester
Sixth
Credits
6.0
Paper Type
DSE – Human Resource Management
Method
Lecture & Tutorial

Unique Paper Code: Update Awaited

To familiarize the students with fundamentals of organizational development, essential interventions and effective methods in organization development.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Define various terms relating to organizational development & change.
  • Identify organizational situations that would benefit from OD interventions.
  • Analyze activities within an organization and recommend suitable OD interventions.
  • Understand the future of OD as a technique.

Course Contents

Unit I
Unit II
Unit III
Unit IV

Unit I (3 Weeks)

Organisational Development:
Organisational Development: Introduction, Meaning and Definition, History of OD, Relevance of Organisational Development for Managers, Assumptions of OD.

References:

French, W.L., Bell, C.H. and Vohra V, Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement, Revised 6th Ed., Pearson. [ Chapter 1,2 and 3 ]

Unit II (3 Weeks)

Change Process and Models:
Organisational Change, Strategies for Change, Theories of Planned Change (Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Positive model), Action Research as a Process, Resistance to Change.

References:

French, W.L., Bell, C.H. and Vohra V, Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement, Revised 6th Ed., Pearson. [ Chapter 4,5 and 6 ]

Hackman, J.R. and Suttle, J.L., Improving Life at Work: Behavioural science approach to organisational change, Goodyear, California. [ Chapter 2 ]

Unit III (4 Weeks)

Process of OD and OD Interventions:
Process of OD, Components of OD program, OD program phases, Making an Entry, Developing Contract, Launch, Situational Evaluation, Closure.OD Interventions: An overview; Classification of OD Interventions: Team Interventions, Inter group and third party peacemaking interventions, Comprehensive OD interventions, Structural Interventions.

References:

French, W.L., Bell, C.H. and Vohra V, Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement, Revised 6th Ed., Pearson. [ Chapter 7, 8, 9,10 and 11 ]

Hackman, J.R. and Suttle, J.L., Improving Life at Work: Behavioural science approach to organisational change, Goodyear, California. [ Chapter 3 and 4 ]

Unit IV (2 Weeks)

Evaluating OD Interventions: Evaluation, Types of Evaluation, Methods of Evaluating Interventions. Future of OD: Organisational Development and Globalization, Emerging Trends in OD

References:

French, W.L., Bell, C.H. and Vohra V, Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement, Revised 6th Ed., Pearson. [ Chapter 11 and 15 ]

Hackman, J.R. and Suttle, J.L., Improving Life at Work: Behavioural science approach to organisational change, Goodyear, California. [ Chapter 6 ]

Additional Information

Text Books


French, W.L., Bell, C.H. and Vohra V, Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement, Revised 6th Ed., Pearson.
Hackman, J.R. and Suttle, J.L., Improving Life at Work: Behavioural science approach to organisational change, Goodyear, California.
Harvey, D.F. and Brown, D.R., An experimental approach to Organization Development, 7th Ed. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Additional Readings


Anderson, Donald L., Organizational Development: The process of leading organizational change, 4th Ed., Sage Publications.
Rothwell, William J.,Stavros, Jacqueline M., Sullivan, Roland L., Practicing Organization Development: Leading Transformation and Change, 4thEd. Wiley.

Teaching Learning Process

Lecture, PowerPoint presentations, discussion. Relevant cases may also be discussed to support text.

Assessment Methods

Internal Assessment: 25 marks
Written Theory Exam: 75 marks

Keywords

Organizational development, organizational change, OD process, OD intervention.

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