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ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


UNIT 1

A

Describe the role of organizational development in contemporary organizations. How does organizational development help organizations prepare for or implement change? Provide an example from your organization.

B

What environmental forces drive organization development in your field or industry? What are the steps successful organizations take when responding to change? Have you experienced forces of change in your work environment? How did the changes affect your organization?

RESOURCES

Textbook 

1. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations 

Read the Introduction and Chapter/Step 1 in The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/harvard-business-school-press/2012/the-heart-of-change_real-life-stories-of-how-people-change-their-organizations_ebook_1e.php

e-Library Resource 

1. Chapter 2: Successful Change and the Force That Drives It 

Read “Chapter 2: Successful Change and the Force That Drives It,” by Kotter, from the online eBook, Leading Change (1996).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://library.books24x7.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/library.asp?^B&bookid=3479&chunkid=338027656&rowid=17

2. Chapter Twenty Two: Managing Change 

Read “Chapter Twenty Two: Managing Change,” by Lewthwaite, from the online eBook, Everything You Need for an NVQ in Management (2000).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=22385904&site=eds-live&scope=site

3. Empirical Development of a Model of Performance Drivers in Organizational Change Projects 

Read, “Empirical Development of a Model of Performance Drivers in Organizational Change Projects,” by Parry et al., from Journal of Change Management (2014).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=95211294&site=ehost-live&scope=site

UNIT 2

A

Why is vision essential to facilitating successful change in an organization? What is the correlation between a leader’s role/vision and a successful change initiative? Describe a vision that you have seen/heard/read/viewed that you felt inspired successful change. How did this vision influence people’s behavior and attitudes toward a major change initiative?

B

According to the textbook, people are more motivated when “they are shown a truth that influences their feelings” than they are by analysis. Discuss the relevance of this statement for organizations growing and responding to change. What responsibility does a leader have to honor stakeholder concerns when “feelings” are the primary basis for the concerns? 

Resources

Textbook 

1. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations 

Read Chapters/Steps 2 and 3 in The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations.

http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/harvard-business-school-press/2012/the-heart-of-change_real-life-stories-of-how-people-change-their-organizations_ebook_1e.php

e-Library Resource 

1. Change Management: The Secret Sauce of Successful Program Building 

Read “Change Management: The Secret Sauce of Successful Program Building,” by Periyakoil, from Journal of Palliative Medicine (2009).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cmedm&AN=19327068&site=ehost-live&scope=site

2. Leading Change Through Vision 

Read “Leading Change Through Vision,” by Huyer, from Leadership Excellence Essentials (2014).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=96583824&site=ehost-live&scope=site

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