The 7ODD Organization Design and Organization Development is a CIPD module. It focuses on equipping learners with knowledge and skills to develop a critical understanding of the theory and conceptual framework of the organization design. It also enables the development of principles and practices of organization development. Both organization design and organization development are critical to learners’ understanding of organizations and how they function and how they exist in the framework of organization theory.
This module mainly focuses on decisions that are made on the most appropriate organizational structure(s) to guarantee delivery of the organizational activity. Organization design is concerned with the modeling of an organization to maximize effectiveness and aiming flexibility in the delivery of its services.
By breaking down departmental barriers, forging for improved supply efficiencies, teamwork and collaboration and working towards enhancing customer management and retention, organizations can improve not only their performance but also make sure its targets and goals are attained.
As such, organization design activities focus on finding the most suitable structures, relationships between departments, sections, and allotment of work activities, including the definition of duties, roles, and responsibilities. Organization design has a clear connection to performance management in a manner that effective delivery of work and output is measured and managed.
This unit also focuses on how an organization’s culture, values, and environment support and improve organizational performance and adaptability. in definition, organizational development is a planned and systematic approach to enabling sustained organization performance through the involvement of its people. Therefore, this may include how organizational members acquire new knowledge, skills, and behavior to do things differently. This can be a part of the application of continuous enhancement strategies.
Also, the concept of ‘learning organization’ as an organization development strategy that may be adopted as one of the organizational change activities is explored. The essence of cultural awareness in managing outcomes of design and development strategies, practical application of organization design and development concepts, and the consequences for the effective management of organizations and professional practice are reflected.
As such, this module needs a critical deliberation on theory and practice from a professional and ethical point of view. This is because it offers opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional growth.
The following are persons suitable to enroll in this module. They include those who:
On completion of this module, the learners should be able to understand, analyze, and critically evaluate:
At least 50% of the learning outcomes of this module ought to be assessed via summative assessment. The other 50% is assessed through formative assessment activities such as:
Besides, the competency-based assessment may also be used in centers with this approved assessment method. They may choose their assessment activities from the CIPD Assessment Bank or design theirs that must be approved by the CIPD before use.