Lesson 5: OD Interventions

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.

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