Assume the organization for your OD project is facing dramatic challenges for which senior management is asking for your expertise

My OD Intervention Project—Task 1This course has major assignments that will be due in Weeks 3 and 5. It will take more than a week’s effort to adequately complete them. Plan time to start the research and other work for those assignments earlier than the week in which they are due.The purpose of the course project is to help you demonstrate competencies in conducting an OD intervention. This project is called: My OD Intervention Project. You may select either a real organization or a hypothetical one. If you use a hypothetical organization, you should write reports as if you are engaged in an actual project. You are required to apply the concepts learned in this course in order to undertake a major change program in either a real or a hypothetical situation. It may be helpful to contact an organizational leader and ask him or her about a possible problem the organization is experiencing. You can use that conversation to frame your organizational selection and your OD efforts in the project. Contact your instructor early in Week 1 if you need guidance selecting an organization.Assume the organization for your OD project is facing dramatic challenges for which senior management is asking for your expertise. As an OD professional, you will design and implement an intervention that will help the organization improve productivity, accomplish objectives, and engage employees.Week #Course Project—My OD Intervention Project1Task 1—Select an Organization and Analyze the ProblemsIdentify your subject organization, including a summary of key information about the organization.Analyze the organization’s problems leading to a need for change.Propose the process for entering into an OD consulting relationship with the organization.2Task 2—Create an Entry-Process ReportJustify the methods to diagnose and to determine the readiness for change.Assess the organizational issue to target for change and the appropriate level to initiate the change.Propose the feedback process.3Task 3—Create a Contracting-Process ReportAssess the problem and its implications for the organization.Justify the methodology, including a description of the methodology, data collection methods, and the tools and techniques for the OD intervention.Develop a timetable for the complete intervention and important milestones.4Task 4—Create a Leading Change ReportRecommend strategies to implement the continual improvement related changes.Propose a process for evaluating success of change.5Task 5—Create a Final ReportSynthesize all your learning in the course project.Propose best practices.
This week:Select an organization. The organization can be hypothetical or your current organization or any organization you are familiar with. Write a report including the following:Name of your selected organization (you can provide a disguised name of the selected organization). Determine if you will approach the project as an external consultant or an internal employee, and include a summary of key information about the organization.Provide background information on the organization. How many people does it employ? In which industry does it operate? Is it a market leader? What types of products or services does it sell?The problem(s) the selected organization faces. Analyze the problems using the open systems approach by identifying where the need for change arose and what areas of the organization are affected by the need for change. What is the nature of the problems the organization faces? How severe are these problems? Are these problems specific to the organization or common to most organizations in the industry? What do you think are the root causes of these problems?If you were an external OD consultant, who you would contact regarding working with this organization? What kind of information would you need to include in a contract, and what kind of fee structure would you develop?