Discuss about the Data Collection and Analysis Cultures.
The objective of the research is to gain an understanding of the organizational development. The areas that are selected include organizational change, performance management, workplace diversity and performance management in the public sector. The report throws light on the understanding of theories as well as principles of organizational development in the contemporary business settings along with the nature of organizational performance. In addition to this, it also discusses about the external and internal factors that influence the process of organizational development and change.
According to Ikpeze (2015), the data collection and analysis plan of the research comprises two different types that are primary and secondary data analysis techniques. The researcher has undertaken secondary data analysis technique that is, reviewing the existing journals, literatures and articles based on organizational development and change.
Findings and Implications
As per Miner (2015), organizational development is the field of research, practice and theory that is dedicated to expand the effectiveness or knowledge of people in order to accomplish more successful organizational performance and change. The key concepts of organizational developmental theory in the contemporary business environment comprise organizational climate, organizational culture and organizational strategies. Moreover, Shockley-Zalabak (2014) suggested some critical points for enhancing the performances of the employees. This can be done by initiating the processes of internal change, self assessment and strategic planning. Enhancing the organizational performance demonstrates how the organizations cooperate to yield better outcomes.
However, as per Van Dooren & Van de Walle (2016), the expected improvements in the accountability, performance, transparency, quality of the services as well as value for money have not been materialized yet, at the public sector. There are mainly three classes of the problems that come along performance management within the public sector. This mainly includes involvement, systems and technical issues. The externally imposed reorganizations as well as restructurings restrict the implementation of the performance management, in a successful manner.
Moreover, in the words of Miner (2015), there are certain internal and external factors that affect the organizational development and change. The internal forces mainly include management change, organizational restructuring and intrapreneurship. On the other hand, the external forces typically include economics, competition, technology, globalization and legislation. Understanding the changes can help the company to a large extent and moreover, it is important to keep a track of the organizational changes and adopt appropriate change management approaches, at the right time. In addition to this, the organizations employ certain strategies in order to affect change and development which involves diagnosing the resistance, assessing the level of changes and influencing the employees for accepting change. The design or structure also describes how the environment, organizational strategy and technology affect change. Lastly, educating and training the employees lead to betterment of the organization and its development.
Ikpeze, C. H. (2015). Data Collection and Analysis. In Teaching across Cultures (pp. 29-37). SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
Miner, J. B. (2015). Organizational behavior 1: Essential theories of motivation and leadership. Routledge.
Shockley-Zalabak, P. (2014). Fundamentals of organizational communication. Pearson.
Van Dooren, W., & Van de Walle, S. (Eds.). (2016). Performance information in the public sector: How it is used. Springer.