Organizational Development & Management of Change
Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni & Jeevan Deep Sehgal
Organization Development (OD) focuses on planned change in a total system. That system can range from a work unit through a company division up to an entire organization. Starting with an initial historical perspective of the field, the course explores the core organizational model of entry/contracting, diagnosis, feedback, implementation and evaluation. Working from this core model, students examine the range of OD interventions used in the past and present. Organization Development is both a science and an art. Effective OD is achieved through a system focus and approach. Yet both the choice and the success of OD implementations are also strongly influenced by organizational needs, organizational politics, market forces and fad. Thus, in examining and discussing OD interventions, students will learns to maintain a focus on the business problem/issue that is the target of the implementation.