The Process and Practice of Organizational Development

The Process and Practice of Organizational Development

As a participant in organizational development, it is important to understand the methods for developing a successful change intervention. Having properly gathered and vetted data takes time and planning. Once the data is obtained and analyzed, the doing phase begins. The doing phase is heavily involved and requires consistent intervention. Once the doing phase is completed, the checking stage begins. The checking stage determines the success of the intervention and the sustainability of the change.

For this discussion, you are to comprehensively define and describe each phase of action research. Using the course textbook as the resource (see attached document), clearly review each phase including the various models, theorists, and templates used during the process.

Pick one action phase and defend its importance to the other two phases and the overall intervention during a change process. Use the Ashford University Library to research your choice and support your position. Include a minimum of two sources.

Guided Response: Your initial post must be specific and significant. The initial post must be between 250 and 300 words. You must support your post with at least two applicable resources in addition to the text to defend your positions and findings.


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Change intervention refers to a series of predetermined change activities done by either external or internal people. It is intended to improve an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency in attaining its set goals. Change intervention consists of three critical stages, where vital considerations must be made to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Planning is the first step towards change intervention. Under this process, a series of activities are applied. The issue under question is diagnosed and discussed, and what brought about the problem is also evaluated. Factual data on the problem is collected. Various data

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