MGMT628 Organizational Development Assignment 1 Solution Spring 2014

The Background
Values have played an important role in organizational development. OD professionals have promoted a set of values under a humanistic framework, including a concern for inquiry and science, democracy and being helpful. OD professionals have sought to build trust and collaboration; to create an open, problem-solving climate; and to increase the self-control of organization members. More recently, OD practitioners have extended those humanistic values to include a concern for improving organizational effectiveness and performance. OD professionals have shown an increasing desire to optimize both human benefits and production objectives.

The Requirements:
1. You have to discuss how organizations provide opportunities for their employees to function as human beings rather than as resources in the productive process. Discuss with solid arguments. (10 marks)

2. You have to discuss how organizations support their employees in a way that they perform their best possible professional and humanistic values related to work, the organization, and the environment. Discuss with solid arguments. (10 marks)