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Organizational Development Issues And Practices

Knowledge of Organizational Development (OD) processes, issues and considerations; ability to advise managers and implement programs in all areas of organizational effectiveness.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies key responsibilities of OD function.

Compiles a list of major activities, deliverables and objectives of the OD role.

Gathers several models of effective OD processes.

Identifies various options for addressing OD issues and needs.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Diagnoses and analyzes current problems in the organization.

Follows a specific OD model for a team, department, or organization.

Provides senior management with OD recommendations.

Builds on all OD processes and projects according to the organization's strategies.

Proposes a set of processes for implementing an OD strategy.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Coordinates multiple tasks related to developing OD processes.

Coaches others on appropriate and effective intervention tactics.

Develops executive level OD sessions according to OD strategies.

Oversees OD processes and plans according to organizational business plans.

Controls costs related to the operation of the OD function.

Directs the improvement of current OD tools, models, and activities in the organization.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs a wide range of strategies and methods for conducting OD activities.

Predicts OD trends within the organization and industry.

Sets standards for evaluating the effectiveness of OD programs and processes.

Provides leadership in designing annual OD budgets according to organizational annual budgets.

Leads in developing organizational capabilities for the application of OD programs.

Advocates the design of advanced tools and models for OD.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your previous experience with designing and implementing OD strategies.
  • What kinds of problems did you encounter in OD operations?
  • How did you monitor the effectiveness of OD strategies related to OD programs?
  • Please list major activities within the OD role.
  • Please list the 3 most effective OD models you have used in previous OD programs.

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