Assignment – 5ODT Part B

Part B (A.C.1.1) (1,000 words)

Your organisation (or one with which you are familiar) is going through a period of change, and you have been appointed as the project manager for a 12 month programme of Organisation Development (OD). You are asked to develop a short research paper (approximately 1000 words) on the main theories and principles of organisation development. This should:

 Explore and discuss the origins of OD, leading towards contemporary definitions, and covering ideas of learning theory; psychology and behavioural science; social and organisational learning; and organisational systems theory. Make reference to theory, models and research as relevant, and should be correctly referenced
 Summarise key points as they are likely to relate to the project in question, discussing at least two of the theories, models or ideas previously explored

 Please also comment on how you will transfer the new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. You may also use this reflection for your CPD.
 You should also include 3-5 references from up to date and relevant sources in order to support your findings. This assignment must be submitted through Online Services.