Organizational design and development

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 1

Deadline: 16/10/2020 @ 23:59

Course Name: Organization Design & DevelopmentStudent’s Name:
Course Code: MGT404Student’s ID Number:
Semester: ICRN:
Academic Year: 1441/1442 H

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Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade:Level of Marks:

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  • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
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Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404

Assignment 1

Marks: 5

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the different elements and issues of organizations development and creating the need for change. (Lo 1.2)
  • Identify and apply the basic steps of the organizational development process (Lo 2.5)

Assignment Instructions:

  • Please read Chapters 2, 3 and 4 in your textbookOrganization development and change.” (10th ed.) by Cummings, T., & Worley, C.  
  • Be sure to use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed reference in support of each answer and also incorporate the key concepts from the course.

Assignment Workload:

  • This Assignment comprises a Case study.
  • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment-1

  • Please read the case study entitled as “Contracting for Success: Scoping Large Organizational Change Efforts.” available in the textbook “Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change” 12th edition by D. Anderson and answer the following questions:

Assignment Question(s):

  • Q.1 In considering the case, provide a detailed description of the strengths and challenges of Valley Medical Center. (1 Mark) (Lo 1.2)
  • Q.2 Based on your understanding of the above case, name and discuss the critical success factors for Valley Medical Center. (1 Mark) (Lo 1.2)
  • Q.3 As an OD practitioner, what are the steps you would take as you begin the entry and contracting phase? (1.5 Marks). (Lo 2.5)
  • Q.4 Valley Medical Center is experiencing a great deal of change. What recommendations would you make to help them more effectively handle the change they are experiencing? (1.5 Marks) (Lo 2.5)

Answers:

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A.2

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