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Department of Business Administration
Organization Design and Development- MGT 404
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Course Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development (2.4)
- Be sure to use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed references and also incorporate the key concepts from the course.
Please read the case study entitled as “Top Management Team at Ortiv Glass Corporation.” available in your textbook “Organization Development & Change” 10th edition by Cummings, T and Worley, C and answer the following questions:
- Q.1 Why it is important for a group design to be congruent with the larger organization design. Support your answer using two examples from this case study (1.5 marks) (Words 200-300)
- Q.2 How the group design of Ortiv’s Glass Corporation could positively or negatively impact on the diagnosis of design components at the individual level. (1.5 Marks) (Words 200-300)
Discussion questions: please refer to chapter five in your textbook and answer the following questions on the basis of your understanding:
- Q.3 Discuss why ‘alignment’ is fundamental to diagnosis in OD. (1 mark) (Words 150-200)
- Q.4 Discuss how the rate of change and complexity of environments could influence organizations. (1 mark) (Words 150-200)