Od Test Essay

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Chapter 3 | |Changing the Culture | | Learning Objectives 1. Recognize the importance of corporate culture to organizational success. 2. Identify the key factors used in assessing corporate culture. 3. Describe the culture and organizational factors that lead to effective organizations. 4. Describe the major ethical, value, and goal considerations of an OD program. Student Premeeting Preparation 1. Read Chapter 3. 2. Prepare and read the instructions for OD Skills Simulation 3.1. Prior to class, form into teams of six and select roles. Complete Step 1. 3. Read and analyze Case: The Dim Lighting Co. Instructor Preparation and Materials 1. Simulations: No special materials are required though you may want to duplicate the answers for Simulation 3.1. The answers are in the Simulation Procedures section of this manual. LECTURE OUTLINE 1) Learning objectives. (pg. 62) a) Recognize the importance of corporate culture to organizational success. b) Identify the key factors used in assessing corporate culture. c) Describe the culture and organizational factors that lead to effective organizations. d) e) Describe the major ethical, value, and goal considerations of an OD program. 2) Creating a climate for change. (pg. 62) a) An issue facing managers and organizations is how to manage large-scale change. b) As change is inevitable, the challenge of managers is to: i) Create a renewing rather than a reactive managerial system. ii) Develop long-term efforts. c) Companies with outstanding financial performance often have powerful corporate cultures. i) Culture is often the key to an organization’s success. ii) Cultural change does not just happen in an organization. It is usually the result of a complex change strategy. 3)

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