OD - case study



College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 2

Deadline: 02/04/2020 @ 23:59

Course Name: Organization Design & Development

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT404

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: II


Academic Year: 1440/1441 H

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Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade:

Level of Marks:


· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

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· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

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· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404

Assignment 2

Marks: 10

Course Learning Outcomes:

· Analyze the strategic role of change in the organization and its impact on organizational performance (Lo 2.9)

· Identify and apply the basic steps of the organizational development process (Lo 2.5)

· Define the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)

Assignment Instructions:

· Be sure to use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed references in support of each answer and also incorporate the key concepts from the course.

Assignment Workload:

· This Assignment comprise of a Case study.

· Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.


· Please read the case study entitled as “Top Management Team at Ortiv Glass Corporation.” available in the textbook “Organization Development & Change” 9th edition by Cummings, T and Worley, C and answer the following questions:

Assignment Question(s):

· Q.1 Discuss why ‘strategic orientation’ is fundamental to diagnosis in OD. Support your answer using two examples from this case study. (1.5 marks) (Lo 2.9)

· Q.2 Explain why it is important for a group design to be congruent with the larger organization design. Support your answer using an example from this case study (1.5 marks) (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)

· Q.3 Based on your understanding of the group-level diagnostic model, describe and evaluate each of the Ortiv’s team design components:

- Goal clarity (1 mark) (Lo 2.5)

- Task structure (1 mark) (Lo 2.5)

- Team functioning (1 mark) (Lo 2.5)

- Group composition (1 mark) (Lo 2.5)

- Group norms (1 mark) (Lo 2.5)

· Q.4 Discuss how the group design of Ortiv’s Glass Corporation could positively or negatively impacts on the diagnosis of design components at the individual level. (2 Marks) (Lo 2.9)