WHAT IS OD INTERENTIONS?
The term intervention refers to set of sequenced, planned actions or events intended to help organizations to increase its effectiveness. Interventions purposely disrupt the status quo; they are deliberately attempts to change an organization or sub-unit toward a different and effective state.
• OD interventions has four sets of attributes to the organization setting:
1. A set of values
2. A set of assumptions
3. A set of goals
4. A set of structured activities
CLASSIFICATION OF OD INTERVENTIONS
• Interventions are just one component of the OD formula
• OD Interventions are classified on the basis of:
1. The objectives of interventions.
2. The targets of the interventions.
MAJOR FAMILIES OF OD INTERVENTIONS
Fact finding activities designed to ascertain the state of the system.
Data collection methods are interviews; questionnaire surveys meetings and examining organizational records.
Activities to design to enhance the effective operation of system teams.
They may relate to task issues, such as the way things are done, the needed skills to accomplish tasks, the resource allocations necessary for task accomplishments; or they may relate to the nature and quality of the relationships between the team members or between members and the leader. Again, a wide range of activities is possible.
Different kinds of teams are formal work teams, temporary task force teams newly constituted teams and cross teams.
Activities to design to improve the effectiveness of independent groups.
They focus on joints activities and output is considered as a single system.
When more than two groups are involved, the activities are called organizational mirroring.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Activities design to improve the individual skills, abilities and knowledge.
The activities may be directed toward technical skills required for performing task.