For this week’s discussion, we will examine organizational design and the major contingency factors that impact an organization. We will analyze the various types of organizations and how organizations embrace change. We will examine the factors that affect organizational culture. We will discuss the phases of organizational development (OD) and the role that the organizational consultant plays in organizational change.
Explain the various forms of organizational design, sharing the strengths and weaknesses of each. What contingency factors impact organizational design? Describe an organizational change process and identify the essential elements in the process.