BA 4017

Organizational Design Change and Development

HBS > Professional Electives > Organizational Design Change and Development
Course ID
BA 4017
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To help the students to gain knowledge about the concepts of change management and to
acquire the skills required to manage any change effectively
• To understand the concept and techniques of OD and to enable the skills for the application of
OD in organizations.

UNIT I ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN
Organizational Design – Determinants – Components – Basic Challenges of design – Differentiation, Integration, Centralization, Decentralization, Standardization, Mutual adjustment -Mechanistic and Organic Structures- Technological and Environmental Impacts on Design-Importance of Design – Success and Failures in design.

UNIT II ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Meaning, Nature, Forces for change- change agents- Change process-Types and forms of change- Models of change- Resistance to change – individual factors – organizational factors – techniques to overcome change- Change programs –job redesign.

UNIT III ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Introduction- evolution- basic values and assumptions- foundations of OD- Process of OD- managing the phases of OD- Organizational diagnosis-Process-stages- Techniques-Questionnaire, interview, workshop, task-force- collecting, analyzing- feedback of diagnostic information.

UNIT IV OD INTERVENTION
Human process interventions-Individual, group and inter-group human relations- structure and technological interventions- strategy interventions – sensitivity training – survey feedback, process consultation – team building – inter-group development.

UNIT V ORGANIZATIONAL EVOLUTION AND SUSTENANCE
Organizational life cycle – Models of transformation – Models of Organizational Decision making – Organizational Learning – Innovation, Intrapreneurship and Creativity-HR implications.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
The student gets to learn about
•  The fundamentals of organizational design and structure
•  Change process, types, and models of change in organizations
•  The fundamentals of organizational development
•  Organizational development Interventions
•  Organizational evolution and sustenance

REFERENCES :

1. French & Bell: Organisational Development, McGraw-Hill, 2005
2. Wendell L. French, Cecil H. Bell, Jr, Veena Vohra – Organization Development : Behavioral Science Interventions for Organizational Improvement, Sixth Edition 2017
3. Rajiv Shaw: Surviving Tomorrow: Turnaround Strategies In Organisational Design And Development, Vikas Publishing House.
4. Thomas G. Cummings, Christopher G. Worley: Organisation Development And Change, Thomso n Learning.
5. S. Ramnarayan, T. Venkateswara Rao, Kuldeep Singh: Organization Development: Interventions And Strategies, Sage Publications
6. Organization Development, behavioral science interventions for Organization Improvement, Wendell French, Cecil H.Bell, Veena, Jr, Pearson, PHI
7. Change & Knowledge Management-R.L. Nandeshwar, Bala Krishna Jayasimha, Excel Books, 1st Ed.
8. Management of Organizational Change – K Harigopal – Response BOOKS, 2nd editon,2006
9. Organizational, Design, and Change-Gareth R. Jones, 5th Edition, Pearson Education