“ current development event ”/ task B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

“ current development event ”/ task B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Instructions:  Please answer the following questions as comprehensively as possible.  The overall length of the exam should be a maximum of 6 to 8 pages in total (2 to 3 pages per answer should do it). Avoid redundancy.  Highlight specific theories, issues, principles, etc. covered in the text.  Utilizing the text is obviously encouraged.  Please number your pages and include your name at the top of each page.

The test must be completed and returned to me by 5 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2021.  (The Canvas portal shuts down that day at 5 p.m.). If you miss the 5 p.m. cutoff you will need to email it to me at davidj@uiwtx.edu. Be sure to call or text my cell after submitting it to confirm that we did receive it.  The responsibility of receiving your test transmission rests on you, the student.    

You have been asked to teach a course in Interventions in Organizational Development to a mixed group of adult learners and working professionals.  Please cover salient points crucial to the discussion of Interventions in Organizational Development i.e., different leadership styles, followership styles, strategic objectives, transformative organizations, importance of culture, differences between and impact of planned vs. unplanned change, first-order and second order change, ethics, as well as, planning for effective organizational management/change and the possible intervention strategies employed. Give practical and real, life examples in support of the issues that you cover. In addition to laying out all materials, reflect on the significant aspects of Interventions in Organizational Development that you have found to be the most challenging and those which have opened new insights for you as a professional.

Introspectively, reflect on the various topics, theories, and issues discussed in the course and how they relate to you, your personal/professional modes and style/philosophy of Organizational Development, Leadership and Intervention/Change Strategy, both as a person, and, as a member of an organization/collective body.  Be as specific and comprehensive as possible.

Identify a “current development event”/task that has recently occurred in your world/work assigned you/others.  Identify the development event/task and how you/those who worked with you responded/ communicated to those affected by the event/ change.   The purpose is not to be “political” but rather, to consciously communicate with and objectively examine in an analytical fashion, the event/task and how those responsible for it, dealt with the execution of the change/issue; either effectively and/or ineffectively from an Interventions in Organizational Development perspective.  Justify your “rationale” for determining if the intervention was handled effectively and/or ineffectively by those responsible using theory(ies) and analytical techniques learned in this course.  What was the most challenging aspect of the Intervention/Organizational Development process/work?  Why?  What could be/was learned? What could have been done more effectively to improve the execution/ outcome?