Week 8: Interactive activitity

8.1 Learning Outcomes:

Understand the diagnostic issues associated with interpersonal relations and group dynamics interventions. (MLO 10.1)

Illustrate the principles of the process consultation intervention. (MLO 10.2)

Describe the process of third-party conflict resolution. (MLO 10.3)

Discuss and evaluate the core organization development (OD) intervention of team building. (MLO 10.4)

Understand the diagnostic issues associated with organization-wide process interventions. (MLO 11.1)

Demonstrate the organization confrontation meeting. (MLO 11.2)

Describe and evaluate the effectiveness of large-group interventions. (MLO 11.40

8.2 Action Required:

Required Readings:

Chapter 10: Interpersonal and Group Process Approaches.

Chapter 11: Organization Process Approache

TEXTBOOK: Cummings, T., & Worley, C. (2015). Organization development and change. (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. ISBN#: 13 9781133190455 (print), ISBN#: 13 9781285800967 (e-text).

Recommended Readings:

Lambrechts, Frank & Grieten, Styn & Bouwen, R. & Corthouts, Felix. (2009). Process Consultation RevisitedTaking a Relational Practice Perspective. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. 45. 39-58. 10.1177/0021886308326563.


Cox, Tom & Taris, Toon & Nielsen, Karina. (2010). Organizational interventions: Issues and challenges. Work and Stress – WORK STRESS. 24. 217-218. 10.1080/02678373.2010.519496.







8.3 Test your Knowledge (Question):

1*Discuss the issues associated with interpersonal relations and group dynamics interventions.*

2*Discuss the differences between individual and group interventions and provide an example of each.

Explain Third-Party Interventions and provide an example.3*

Discuss some of the team building activities.*4

How effective is large group interventions from your point of view?*5

Discuss some of the issues associated with organization process interventions.*6

7*Briefly explain Organization Confrontation Meeting in your own words and discuss why it is important



#­­­­­­­­­­­­Learning Outcomes

Distinguish between different types and levels of strategy and strategy implementation

Gain insights into the strategy-making processes of different types of organizations



Chapter 7.  Strategy Formation:  Corporate Strategy

Textbook: Wheelen, T. L., Hunger, D., Hoffman, A. N., & Bamford, C. E. (2014). Concepts in strategic management and business policy (14th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 9780133126129 (print), 9780133126433 (e-text)


Andersson, H., & Janson, G. (2012). Evaluating a corporate strategy: A case study ofLänsförsäkringar. Available via https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/4453/1/Andersson_et_al_120703.pdf

Test your knowledge


Question 1

How is corporate parenting different from portfolio analysis? How is it alike? Is it a useful concept in a global industry?


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