Objective: To exhibit an understanding of implementing change through organizational development
This is a lengthy assignment as it fulfills most of our learning objectives for the week; it is probably best to read through all of the requirements first to better gauge the length and direction of each section.
- Think of your current work situation – if you are not currently working, interning, or volunteering in a work environment, use a situation from a past school or work experience. Determine a something that is viewed as a problem by the employees (or students).
- In place of this problem, what do you believe the ideal situation looks like?
- Describe the favorable forces for change, those that would lead to your ideal situation (this can be done with bullet points with brief descriptions).
- Describe the forces against change, those that could prevent your ideal situation (this can be done with bullet points with brief descriptions).
- For the forces you listed in steps 3 and 4, evaluate each one in terms of importance to the situation. Rate each force on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being extremely weak, and 10 being extremely strong (a chart/table is a good format for this).
- Take the most important forces identified in step 5, and construct a figure similar to 14-2.
- Looking at your figure, which side has the strongest forces? What does this suggest about the likelihood of change in this situation?
- Now assume you are tasked with making a change. Choose at least one strategy for each intervention category (Human Process-Based, Techno-Structural, Sociotechnical Systems, Organizational Transformation) to propose to your organization as a viable change method. Explain the specifics of each intervention as it relates to the situation you have chosen.
- For each intervention, describe your role as the HRD practitioner.
- Referring to the Planned Change Model, regardless of which intervention method is used, what type of cognitive change would be the desired outcome for this HRD program? Briefly explain.
- Upon completion of your own work, visit at least one other classmateâ€™s blog post for this assignment and provide feedback.