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Overview of action learning and od adlt 625

  1. 1. Welcome to Change Strategies for Human Resource Development Practitioners ADLT 625 – Spring Semester 2011 Dr. Terry Carter
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the Course Syllabi and Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Blogs and the Wiki ( http://changestrategies2011.pbworks.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Hopes, Desires, and Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>An Intro to Organization Development </li></ul>
  3. 3. OD the Nature of Organizational Change <ul><li>What do we mean by OD? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planned change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves the total system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by top management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design to increase organizational effectiveness </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How Do You Know When an Organization is Ready for Change?
  5. 5. The Learning Curve for Organizational Development
  6. 6. Characteristics of OD Efforts
  7. 7. Significant Shifts in Organizational Dynamics and Management Since 1969 … From To <ul><li>Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate speed </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant jargon </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Unilateral, top-down management </li></ul><ul><li>Little concern for ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Micro perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Warp speed </li></ul><ul><li>High complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Popular, accepted concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Multilateral, participative management </li></ul><ul><li>High concern for ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Macro perspective on change </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Action Research Model for Change Perception of Problem Data Gathering and Diagnosis by Consultant Feedback to Key Client Group Joint action planning New strategies or actions taken
  9. 9. The OD History Tree
  10. 10. Theoretical Roots
  11. 11. Comparison of OD and OT
  12. 12. Comparison of OD and OT

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