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Assignment Type: Individual
Project 2 Deliverable Length: 2 pages
Points Possible: 100 Due Date: 11/25/2006 11:59:59 PM
Review the Unit 2 Background document before completing the assignment (this document is used for all three assignments in this unit).
Write a one to two page memo to Dr. Babcock to compare using a "normative" model for the questionnaire items versus the staff meeting force field approach.
Be sure to indicate which of the two processes you recommend the organization use to create the descriptions of the values. The aim of having behavioral endpoints to the questionnaire is twofold: it should provide the best information for improving the organization while meeting the desires of the management group.
The two processes to consider are as follows:
Using "researched" models and "best practices" from academic literature and OD practitioner case studies. This means providing specific definitions based on research that addresses each factor. The behavioral endpoints would relate to research findings on these factors. Give 2-3 advantages to this method and 2-3 concerns or potential problems.
Consider using the staff meeting and force field analysis approach to identify what to evaluate. While this will not necessarily produce specific "definitions," it will give specific actions that describe the exact behaviors that contribute to achieving the factor. The best actions would form the positive side of the scale. The hindering items would be used to choose the descriptions for the low performance endpoints on the questions. Give 2-3 advantages to this method and 2-3 concerns or potential problems.
Be sure your comments take into account issues such as generating valid data, the impact on readiness to change, adding to the capacity and learning of the organization, and implementation concerns (resources and time needed).
Finally, be sure to describe in the memo how the questionnaire you want to use would differ from the rough draft created during the management meeting. If there would be no change, please explain why. Download and review the draft questionnaire.
Please submit your assignment.
There are numerous elements to this assignment so please go through them one by one and address each element. This will be a memo, not an essay, and you may use an Sword memo template, just remember, you need to change the font size in the template to ensure that the font size is 12 point. But it is important understand this should be proper business memo format. Also for ease of reading double space your work. Please understand that you are going to have to carefully research what the normative model is; You will not find it in your textbook, so you should begin to do your research in advance and not wait until the last minute. E-mailing me and asking me what this is, will only get you a redirection in doing your research. The majority of your work should always be your own thoughts/ideas/position, etc. There is no such in text citation or reference as AIU Online Materials. You need to clearly identify the source used in the AIU resources.
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