CIPD Intermediate Award – Organisational Development: Implications for HR
*self funders only
Purpose and aim of unit
According to the CIPD definition, the purpose of organisation development is to take ‘a planned and systematic approach to enabling sustained organisation performance through the involvement of its people’. To this end, organisation development focuses on making interventions and driving improvements to organisational success by facilitating the ways in which employees – individuals, groups and teams are motivated to perform and are rewarded for performance; are involved in the business decision making processes; interact with, and relate to each other; acquire and develop knowledge, experience and skills in the context of rapidly changing organisational environments. This unit provides a good foundation of underpinning organisation development theory and knowledge, including its relationship to organisation design and change management, and how effective organisation development interventions can increase business performance and productivity.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
• seek to develop a career in human resources management and development
• are working in the field of human resource management and development and need to extend their knowledge and skills
• have responsibility for implementing human resources policies and strategies
• need to understand the role of human resources in the wider organisational and environmental contexts.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
1 Understand the organisation development process from a historical, theoretical and practical perspective.
2 Understand various organisation development practices, models and approaches.
3 Understand the value of organisation development interventions to business performance and productivity.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1. Understand the organisation development process from a historical, theoretical and practical perspective.||1.1 Analyse the main theories and principles
of organisation development.
1.2 Identify the key stakeholders, phases, activities, tasks and typical deliverables in the organisation development process.
1.3 Examine the key competences required by the stakeholders at different phases of organisation development interventions.
|2. Understand various organisation development practices, models and approaches.||2.1 Assess the link between organisation development and change management techniques.
2.2 Justify the selection of a range of tools and approaches and explain how they may be used at different phases in the organisation development process.
|3. Understand the value of organisation development interventions to business performance and productivity.||3.1 Identify potential success indicators of organisation development interventions and ways of tracking and monitoring progress.|
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