Final Course Project
Applying OD and Change Theory to Solutions
The Week 5 assignment is considered a major assignment that might take more than one week to complete.
Using the same organization, you identified in Week 1, critically analyze interventions for addressing organizational problems using OD and change themes. Now that you have diagnosed a set of organizational problems (in your Week 1 and Week 3 papers), consider what action steps or interventions are required, who needs to participate in those interventions, when those interventions need to occur, and how you will evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. You should include new insights about problems and root causes that have emerged since you completed your earlier work in the class.
In preparation for your Week 5 paper, design an intervention and evaluation plan that addresses the what, who, when, and how questions noted in the previous paragraph. Consult your instructor for guidance as needed.
Imagine that you are presenting the plan to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Although actual consulting work might use a consulting report or even a presentation, for this assignment, prepare your presentation as a rigorous academic paper so that you can continue building those academic writing skills early in your doctoral program.
In your paper, address the following:
- Summarize the key details about your organization (who it is and what it does).
- Summarize your diagnosis of organizational problems, being sure to differentiate between symptoms and root causes.
- Assess the consequences to the organization if interventions (solutions) to the problems are not implemented.
- Assess the potential benefits to the organization if interventions are successful.
- Justify an intervention plan (i.e., what, who, and when).
- Justify an evaluation plan (i.e., how you will know your interventions were successful).
Use appropriate academic, peer-reviewed literature to support your arguments. You may also use documentation and interviews from the organization to support your perspective.
- Complete your analysis in an 8- to 10-page Microsoft Word document.
- Name your document SU_MGT7200_W5_LastName_FirstInitial.doc