Lesson 5: OD Interventions
KEY WORDS AND CONCEPTS:
Behavioral strategies – places emphasis on human resources.
OD intervention – actions designed to improve the health of the client system.
OD strategy – a plan for change using structural, technical, and behavioral methods.
Parkinson’s Laws – summarizes the problems of inefficient practices in organizations.
Second-order consequences – indirect consequences that result from change.
Stream analysis – method useful in planning that plots interventions over period of time.
Structural strategies – alters framework that relates parts of organization to one another.
Technological strategies – changes in machinery, methods, and job design.
Virtual meetings – meetings that occur electronically over telecommunications lines and Internet.