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Differentiation of OD from other improvement startegies

Learning Objective– To enhance the understanding regarding the organizational development and its difference from the other improvement strategies.

Learning Outcome - After going through this activity, the students should be able to know the basic difference between the OD and other improvement/growth strategies in organization.


Agro chemical, Polypack and ECI are in the manufacturing business in the chemical industry of Pakistan. All the three businesses have a good image in the market and have captured a lot of the portion of market. Currently all the three businesses are facing loss. The businesses hired the services of OD practitioners in order to find the main causes of the loss and to take some corrective actions.

Given is the case of all organizations, the report and actions of OD practitioners & management.

Agro chemical: The practitioner revealed that there is excessive number of employees and suggested the management for downsizing. The management took the action and with this action the company production capacity declined but the company came to a breakeven point.

Polypack: The practitioner hired by Polypack search out that the organization has to bear a lot of expenses to safely devastate the wastages. The management decided to leave the wastage in open air and thus recovered its losses that occurred due to this safely removing of wastage.

ECI: The practitioner hired by ECI came to know that there are several unskilled employees and few of them are involved in the illegal activities. He launched a training program for the existing employees instead of hiring new skilled employees and advised the management to fire the employees that are involved in illegal activities.  


In all of the above three organizations some sort of progress took place. You have to prove with logical reasoning that in which organization the actual concept of Organizational Development is implemented by discussing each organization separately.


Note: Complete your comment within 250 words


Important Instructions:


1.   Your discussion must be based on logical facts.

2.   The discussion board will remain open for 2 working days/ 48 hours.

3.   Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students.  Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course.

4.   Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided.

5.   Questions / queries related to the content of the discussion board, which may be posted by the students on MDB or via e-mail, will not be replied till the due date of discussion board is over.

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koi to kuch discuss kro

Zaib, it seems only a few students enrolled in this course. We are out of luck

Agro chemica industry because its working on downsizing.

Agro chemica industry because its working on downsizing.

Please Discuss here about this GDB.Thanks

Our main purpose here discussion not just Solution

We are here with you hands in hands to facilitate your learning and do not appreciate the idea of copying or replicating solutions.

Agro chemica industry because its working on downsizing.

At first glance, it seems that all three implemented the concept of Org Dev, but it can't be that easy

Agro chemica industry because its working on downsizing.

i think and according to the defination of OD it might have been processed in ECI...

dear faiza, what do u think the correct ans is???? plz share ur opinion here we will send on the basis of majority..

Agro chemica industry because its working on downsizing.

I am agreed with Mehak point of view. In ECI  Training program launched and develop the existing skill capacity of the organization. what u say ?


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