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Priyanka Dhanuka

OD Interventions ‡ OD Interventions are set of Structured activities in which organizational units engage in a task or sequence of task with the goals of organizational improvement and individual development. .

goals and assumptions. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ OD Practitioner brings 4 set of attributes to the organisational setting: Set of values Set of assumptions about people Organizations & interpersonal relationships Set of goals for pratitioner & organization & its members Set of structured activities that are the means for achieving the values. .‡ Practitioners have created an array of interventions to help organization members address specific problems effectively.

Aims of interventions include: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Developing self directed teams High performance work systems Self designing organizations Large scale systems change model to help organizations adapt & survive ‡ ‡ ‡ To improve Quality of work life (QWL) Work redesign using sociotechnical systems theory (STS) Strategic planning methods .

Classification of OD Interventions ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Diagnostic activities Team building activities Intergroup activities Survey feedback activities Education & training activities Technostructural or Structural activites Process Consultation Activities .

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Grid Organization Development Activities Third-party peacemaking activities Coaching & Counseling activities Life & Career planning activities Planning & Goal-Setting activities Strategic Management activites Organizational Transformation .

Following points help practioners structure activities in better ways: ‡ ‡ Preplanning the group composition Structure the activity so that it is people oriented and oriented to the problems & opportunities generated by clients. ‡ ‡ ‡ Goal should be clear Ensurance of high profitabilty of success Activity should contain both experience based learning & conceptual learning .

‡ ‡ ‡ Structure the climate Create learning environment Structure the activity so that individuals work as a team .

Michael Beer suggets the following guidelines to sequence intervention activities: 1. Minimize psychological & organizational strain . Maximize diagnostic data 2. Maximize efficiency 4. Maximize relevance 6. Maximize speed 5. Maximize effectiveness 3.

Relationship intervention . Theory intervention 3.Robert Blake & Jane Mouton identified the following types of interventions: 1. Discrepancy intervention 2. Procedural Intervention 4.

Organization Stucture interventions 9. Dilemma Interventions 7.5. Perspective Interventions 8.Experimentation intervention 6. Cultural Interventions .

Results from OD Interventions ‡ Feedback ‡ Awareness of changing Sociocultural Norms or Dysfunctional Current Norms ‡ Increased Interaction & Communication ‡ Confrontation .

‡ Education ‡ Participation ‡ Increased Accountability ‡ Increased energy & optimism .

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