Choose an organizational development concept or theory from our readings and discussions. In a five to seven page paper, build out the theory by applying it to an organization of your choice.

Choose an organizational development concept or theory from our readings and discussions. In a five to seven page paper, build out the theory by applying it to an organization of your choice.

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Exam – Submit Files – HRMD 650 9042 Organizational Development and Change (2185) – UMUC Learning Management System

Choose an organizational development concept or theory from our readings and discussions. In a five to

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This assignment is worth 24% of your final grade and addresses Course Objectives 4 and 5. It gives you an opportunity to evaluate theories and models and identify barriers to change. You must complete this assignment individually, without contacting other students, and you may not use a paper or any part of a paper from a previous class or from another person. If you have questions about this assignment, please post them in the Ask the Professor discussion forum so that everyone can benefit from the answers.

Below are some of the OD concepts and theories we have discussed so far:

Planned change theories OD diagnostic processes OD interventions Change management

Internal and external consultants

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Be thorough as you apply the concept or theory to your organization.

Be sure to clearly identify the organization problem or issue and work through the chosen theory as you apply it to the organization.

You are expected to incorporate at least one of the following course objectives in your short paper:

  • Evaluate definitions, theories, and models of corporate culture
  • Identify the roles and relationships corporate culture has in organizational performance
  • Use a systems perspective in analyzing organizational conditions
  • Evaluate theories and models for managing change in organizations
  • Identify common barriers to effective change management
  • Prescribe appropriate OD strategies and techniques in applied settings

Your paper should be five to seven pages long, excluding cover and reference pages. Please follow APA guidelines for citations, quotations, and references, and use at least five scholarly resources that are dated within the last five years.

You are strongly encouraged to use the required and reserved readings in this course, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles found through the UMUC library. Research methodology and problem analysis will be emphasized in the grading of this assignment.

See the attached grading criteria for specifics on how your papers will be graded. Submit your paper electronically via the Assignment folder.

This essay is due on July 1, 2018..

Start Date

Jun 24, 2018 12:00 AM

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Jul 1, 2018 11:59 PM

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Organization and 20 points 17 points 15 points 13 points

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Quality of Content

55 points

49 points

43 points

38 points

Student demonstrated exceptional knowledge of relevant concepts and theories; all statements and opinions were supported by appropriate citations from the literature.

55 – 50 points

Student demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of relevant concepts and theories; most statements and opinions were supported by appropriate citations from the literature.

49 – 44 points

Student demonstrated less than satisfactory knowledge of relevant concepts and theories; some statements and opinions were not supported by appropriate citations from the literature.

43 – 39 points

Student demonstrated unsatisfactory knowledge of relevant concepts and theories; many statements and opinions were not supported by appropriate citations from the literature.

38 – 0 points

Quality of Research

20 points

17 points

15 points

13 points

Student did an exceptional job of integrating course readings with additional research. Student cited more than the required number of references. Sources listed were all scholarly or practitioner journals from the last ten years.

20 – 18 points

Student did a satisfactory job of integrating course readings with additional research. Student cited the required number of references. Sources listed were primarily scholarly or practitioner journals from the last ten years.

17 – 16 points

Student did a less than satisfactory job of integrating course readings with additional research. Student may not have cited the required number of references. Some sources listed may not have been scholarly or practitioner journals from the last ten years. 15 – 14 points

Student did an inadequate job of integrating course readings with additional research. Student did not cite the required number of references. Many of the sources listed were not scholarly or practitioner journals from the last ten years. 13 – 0 points

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Mechanics

Student presented

information in a logical sequence that was very easy to follow. Essay had no major spelling and/or grammar errors. The page length requirement was met. 20 – 18 points

Student presented

information in a mostly logical sequence that was fairly easy follow. Essay had a few minor spelling and/or grammar errors. The page length requirement was met or may have been slightly exceeded.

17 – 16 points

Student presented

information in a confusing sequence that was not easy to follow. Essay had several major spelling and/or grammar errors. The page length requirement may not have been met.

15 – 14 points

Student presented

information in an illogical sequence that was difficult to follow. Essay had many spelling and/or grammar errors. The page length requirement was not met.

13 – 0 points

APA Formatti ng

5 points

All citations, quotations, and references were formatted correctly or contained only one or two minor errors.

5.0 – 4.5

4.4 points

Most citations, quotations, and references were formatted correctly or contained a few minor errors.

4.4 – 4.0 points

3.9 points

Several citations, quotations, and references were not formatted correctly or contained major errors.

3.9 – 3.5 points

3.4 points

Many citations, quotations, and references were not formatted correctly or contained many errors.

3.4 – 0 points

Overall Score

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90 or more

B

80 or more

C

70 or more

F

0 or more

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