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Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404

Assignment 2

Marks: 5

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development (2.4)

Assignment Instructions:

  • Be sure to use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed references and also incorporate the key concepts from the course.

Assignment Question(s):

Part 1:

Please read the case study entitled as “Top Management Team at Ortiv Glass Corporation.” available in your textbook “Organization Development & Change” 10th edition by Cummings, T and Worley, C and answer the following questions:

  • Q.1 Why it is important for a group design to be congruent with the larger organization design. Support your answer using two examples from this case study (1.5 marks) (Words 200-300)
  • Q.2 How the group design of Ortiv’s Glass Corporation could positively or negatively impact on the diagnosis of design components at the individual level. (1.5 Marks) (Words 200-300)

Part 2:

Discussion questions: please refer to chapter five in your textbook and answer the following questions on the basis of your understanding:

  • Q.3 Discuss why ‘alignment’ is fundamental to diagnosis in OD. (1 mark) (Words 150-200)
  • Q.4 Discuss how the rate of change and complexity of environments could influence organizations. (1 mark) (Words 150-200)

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