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Course Name Organizational Change and Development (OC&D)
Course Code 23HR512E
Program MBA
Credits 3
Course category Elective
Name of the Career Path Organizational Development & Management


Module 1

Module 1: Concepts of Organizational Development (7.5 hours)

  1. What is OD
  2. Contributors to OD, Values and Stems of OD
  3. Perspectives of Organizational Change and OD
  4. Organizational Change Levers
Module 2

Module 2: Various approaches of Organizational Development (7.5 hours)

  1. Approaches to OD
  2. Gestalt Approach and Appreciate Inquiry.
  3. Action Research
  4. Organizational Diagnosis
Module 3

Module 3: Understanding various models and management of Organization (7.5 hours)

  1. Organizational Diagnosis: Weisbord’s six box model.
  2. Analyzing Diagnostic Information.
  3. Individual Level interventions: Role Analysis
  4. Interpersonal interventions.
  5. Conflict Management and Team Building
Module 4

Module 4: Development Methods of Organization (7.5 hours)

  1. Career Development.
  2. Managing Performance.
  3. Organizational transformation: Models.
  4. Cultural Transformation.
  5. TQM Journey
  6. Learning Organization.
  7. Future of OD.

 Course Description & Course Outcomes

Course Description

Organization Development is both a professional field of social action and an area of scientific inquiry. The practice of Organization Development covers a wide spectrum of activities, with seemingly endless variations upon them. Organization Development applies to the strategy, structure and processes of an entire system of an organization. It is based on behavioral science knowledge and practice, including micro concepts such as group dynamics and work dynamics and macro approaches such as strategy, organization design and international relations and is oriented to improving organizational effectiveness.

Course Outcomes& Learning levels

Organization Development is more an adaptive process for planning and implementing change than a blue print of how things should be done. The main objectives of the course therefore may be stated as: (i) Help participants understand and manage change (ii) enhance participants’ ability to manage the culture of the organization in such a way that the goals and purposes of the organization are attained at the same time that human values of the organization are furthered and (iii) energize participants’ skills in the pursuit of their own self-interests in making the organization more successful and making their quality of work life more satisfying.

  1. Understand the life cycle and macro level changes in organizations.
  2. Appreciate the impact of macro level changes on the organizational functioning.
  3. Fit appropriate Organizational change strategies that fit appropriately.
  4. Design appropriate system and process level OD interventions that suit the organizations.
  5. Implement appropriate context relevant change strategy in organizations.
  6. Lead and manage Organizational Changes.

Evaluation Pattern

# Assessment Component Percentage of Marks
1 Continuous Assessment * 60
2 End –Term Examination 40

*Based on assignments / Tests / Quizzes / Case Studies / Projects / Term paper / Field visit report.

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