Organizational Development

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1.| Question :| Define Organizational Development (OD) according to An Experiential Approach to Organizational Development:|
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 | Student Answer:|  | Comprises the long range efforts and programs aimed at improving an organizations ability to survive by changing its problem solving and renewal processes. |  | Instructor Explanation:| Organizational development is a long-range effort and programs aimed at improving an organization’s ability to survive by changing its problems solving and renewal processes.| |

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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
 | Comments:| You did a nice job with this question. |
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 2.| Question :| Which of the following is included as one of the important ideas in the text's definition of OD?|
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 | Student Answer:| | getting things done by people |  | | | providing direction and leadership |
 | | | attaining organizational effectiveness |
 | | | organization-wide |
 | | | all of the above |
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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
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 3.| Question :| When change occurs too rapidly, individuals and organizations may enter a stage of ______in trying to cope with the superimposition of a new culture on an old one.|
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 | Student Answer:| | entropy |
 | | | dynamic equilibrium |
 | | | feedback |
 | | | future shock |
 | | | renewal |
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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
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 4.| Question :| The change leader (consultant/practitioner) is responsible for|
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 | Student Answer:| | planning strategy for product enhancement |  | | | controlling behavior in the organizaiton |
 | | | the organization's financial systems |
 | | | changing organization behavior toward more effective performance |  | | | none of the above |
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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
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 5.| Question :| What are Organization Development's five stages? |
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 | Student Answer:|  | 1. Planned 2. Organization wide 3. Managed from the top 4. To increase organization effectiveness and health. 5. Planned intervention and the organizations processes using behavioral science knowledge. |  | Instructor Explanation:| (1) anticipating a need for change, (2) developing the practitioner client relationship, (3) diagnostic, (4) action plans, intervention strategies & techniques, (5) self-renewal & monitoring stabilizing  | |

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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
 | Comments:| You did a nice job with this question. |
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 6.| Question :| Organization renewal requires that top managers make adaptive changes to the environment|
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 | Student Answer: | | True |
 | | | False |
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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
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 7.| Question :| Planned organizational change is an attempt to improve the effectiveness of only groups or the entire organization|
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 | Student Answer: | | True |
 | | | False |
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 | Points Received:| 0 of 2 |
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 8.| Question :| Which of the following is NOT an element of the sociotechnical system of organizations?|
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 | Student Answer:| | technical |
 | | | managerial |
 | | | structural |
 | | | budgeting |
 | | | none of the above |
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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
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 9.| Question :| The statement "that there is no one best way of managing all situations" best describes what type of system for managing change?|
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 | Student Answer:| | systems approach |
 | | | organization transformation |
 | | | sociotechnical approach |
 | | | contingency approach |
 | | | none of the above |
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 | Points Received:| 2 of 2 |
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 10.| Question :| Describe the conditions that require organization...
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