This course on Organizational Development and Change examines the concept of OD and how this field facilitates effective change management in organizations. It also focuses on theories and models of planned change and emphasizes the important skills of OD practitioner, the process of organization development and some of the various types of interventions that should be employed to ensure successful change in organizations.
The main objective of the course is to impart to the students the value of organization development and change so that they, as future individual members of organizations, have the sensitivity, knowledge and skills to contribute in order to bring about successful change in their respective organizations, as and when required. 5 Course Outline 4 lectures Unit 1: Introduction and an Overview of Organization Development and Change
General introduction to the course and overview of the issues; Definition of the concept of Organization Development and how it relates to the need for change; History of Organization Development and its evolution; Its current Status; Nature of Planned Change – theories, models and different types of Planned Change; OD Practitioner 9 lectures Unit 2: Process of Organizational Development
Entering and Contracting; Diagnosing organizations, Groups and Jobs; Collecting, Analyzing and Feeding back diagnostic information; Designing Interventions; Leading and Managing Change; Evaluating and Institutionalizing Change 4 lectures Unit 3: Types and Techniques of Organizational Development Interventions Human and Organizational Process Interventions; Human Resources Management Interventions 3 lectures Unit 4: Some Applications of Organizational Development
Organizational Development in Global settings; Organizational Development in Nonindustrial Settings: Health Care, Family Businesses, and the Public Sector 6. Resources: 1. Cummings, T. G. & Worley, C. G. (2005). Theory of Organization Development and Change, Cengage Learning. 2. French, W. L. & Jr. Bell, C. H. (2008). Organization Development: Behavioural Science Interventions for Organization Improvement. Prentice-Hall of India Private Ltd. 3. www. ebscohost. com Relevant and current research articles will also be referred. 7 Course Pedagogy:
Lectures, discussion, case studies, group and individual exercises, presentations, etc. 8 Evaluation: 1. Case presentation (20%) 2. Term Project Report (20%) 3. Quality of Contribution to Class Discussions/Presentations (20%) 4. End Term Examination (40%) 9 Details of Term Project Report: Each participant is expected to contribute to a term project (to be carried out in groups) and prepare and submit a term project report at the end of the course (not later than the last session) on any of the topics assigned to them in the class.