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
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
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.