Attitudes and beliefs about organizational practices create organizational climate and influence members' collective behavior.
Organizational Theory in Higher Education
Climate features and characteristics may be associated with employee satisfaction, stress, service quality and outcomes and successful implementation of new programs. Climate features and characteristics include: Leadership, openness of communication, participative management, role clarity, and conflict resolution, leader support and leader control.
Organizational Culture Deeply seated norms, values and behaviors that members share. The five basic elements of culture in organizations include: Assumptions Values Behavioral norms Behavioral patterns Artifacts The subjective features assumptions, values and norms reflect members' unconscious thoughts and interpretations of their organizations.
The subjective features shape the behaviors and artifacts take on within organizations Organizational Strategies A common OD approach used to help organizations negotiate change, i. Diagnosis Helps organization identify problems that may interfere with its effectiveness and assess the underlying causes Usually done by OD enlisting the help of an outside specialist to help identify problems by examining its mission, goals, policies, structures and technologies; climate and culture; environmental factors; desired outcomes and readiness to take action.
Usually done through key informant interviews or formal surveys of all members. Action planning Strategic interventions for addressing diagnosed problems are developed.
The organization is engaged in an action planning process to assess the feasibility of implementing different change strategies that lead to action. Intervention Change steps are specified and sequenced, progress monitored, and stakeholder commitment is cultivated. Seller Inventory Kathleen Manning.
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