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Organizational Culture and Development (PSIO 5104): Course Contents

The focus of the course is on the contemporary theory and practice of organization development while also focusing on organizational culture.

Course Outline


  • Overview of Organization Development
  • The Process of Organizational Development
  • Human Process Interventions
  • Techno-structural Interventions
  • Human Resource Management Interventions
  • Organizational Culture
  • Strategic Change Interventions

Course Objectives

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. Describe Organization Culture and understand its impact on individuals and organizations.
  2. Understand the cultural and organization factors that lead to effective organizations
  3. Understand the factors contributing to change.
  4. Understand the role of organization development in anticipating and effecting change in organizations.
  5. Understand and make use of OD as a diagnostic and intervention process, particularly in terms of the roles and styles of the OD practitioner.
  6. Examine the use of the OD process in developing excellence in individuals in a real organization.
  7. Examine the use of the OD process in developing high performance teams in a real organization.
  8. Examine the use of the OD process in developing success in a real organization.
  9. Compose an OD diagnostic (and potentially also implementation) report based upon experience with a real organization.

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