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MGMT628 Assignment No 01 Solution & Discussion Due Date: 06-11-2017

Organizational Development (MGMT728)

Assignment No.01

Due Date: 6th November, 2017 Total Marks: 10

Topic: “Organizational development”

Learning Objectives

Fall 2017

  • • To  orient  the  students  with  recent  developments  in  the  “Organizational

Development(OD)” field  

  • • To make them familiar with the need of “Organization development and change” and

its impact on organizational effectiveness  

Learning Outcomes

This assignment will enable students to:

  • Grasp information about the new models of OD  
  • Extract  relevant  information  from  research  articles  of  OD  and  to  present  it  in  a

meaningful way  

  • Understand OD attempts and their influence on restructuring organizations  

Read the article “Organization Development Models: A Critical Review and Implications for Creating  Learning  Organizations”  by  Maxwell.  A.  Asumeng  and,  Judith  Ansaa  Osae-Larbi present in “download” section of Module 1. 




Organizational learning and learning organizations are not used interchangeably as there exists an important distinction between the two. A learning organization is an organization that seeks to create its own future; that assumes learning is an ongoing and creative process for its members; and one that develops, adapts, and transforms itself in response to the needs and aspirations of people,  both  inside  and  outside  itself  (Navran  Associates  Newsletter,  1993).  Such  an organization therefore seeks to continuously improve itself as a whole, by proactively adopting organizational learning activities in order to effectively manage both internal and external change situation of ahead of time (Cummings & Worley, 2009). Whereas Organizational learning is a learning process that naturally exists in all organizations without any planned efforts. On the other  hand,  a  learning  organization  was  described  as  a  type  of  organization  that  requires conscious effort on the part of the whole system to be established. Perhaps, a more concise distinction is that reported by Schien (1996), which described organizational learning as learning by individuals and groups IN the organization and a learning organization as learning BY the organization as a total system. 

There  are  different  change  models  proposed  for  organizational  development  to  promote organizational effectiveness. Some more famous models are Lewin’s change model, Action research model, Appreciative inquiry, General model of planned change.

You can access relevant article and material from Module I placed in the “Downloads” section of course LMS and after giving it a thorough reading, answer the following questions in your own words:

 Select any organization of your choice which falls under learning organization category


and apply any of the organizational development models on it.             Explain the process of


applying Organizational Development (OD) method to help organization members, manage change.

10 Marks





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