Organizational Development and the Nigeria Economy Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at organizational development as discussed in an article about the Nigerian economy and by addressing a case of an ailing hospital.
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Published on Jan 02, 2011 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper reviews an article from the "African Journal of Business Management" by Ukpata and Olukotun entitled "The Effect of Organizational Development on the Nigeria Economy", which underscores the need to implement the correct types of reforms at the right time. Next, the author applies this contextual issue in planning, conducting and evaluating an organizational development intervention at a hospital. The paper concludes that the primary job of the organizational developer is to assist the client in establishing realistic goals and expectations no matter what type of organization is being addressed.

Table of Contents:
Article Review
Ukpata and Olukotun's "The Effect of Organizational Development on the Nigeria Economy" from the "African Journal of Business Management", (2008).
Key Themes/Arguments
Contribution of the Article
Contextual Issues in Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating an Organizational Development Intervention
Case of an Ailing Hospital

From the Paper:

"Managerial focus is another problem that developed from the previous managerial intervention. The focus of the training was on building managers, instead of leaders. They learned how to manage the technical aspects of the job, but they did not learn the types of leadership skills that will spur an organization into its best performance. Leaders set an example, rather than dictating. They focus on inspiring others to do their best rather than simply issuing mandates. They focus on finding the root cause of problems rather than just placing the blame on someone."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alas, R. and Rees, C. 2006. Work-related Attitudes, Values, and Radical Change in Post- Socialist Contexts: A Comparative Study. Journal of Business Ethics. 68 (2): 181-189.
  • Bhal, K., Gulati, N. and Ansarim M. 2009. Leader-member exchange and subordinate outcomes: test of a mediation model. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 30 (2): 106- 125.
  • Cowley, B. 2007. "Why Change Succeeds:" An Organizational Self-Assessment. Organization Development Journal. July 1, 2007.
  • Lacey, M. and Tomkins, T. 2007. Analysis of Best Practices of Internal Consulting. Organization Development Journal 25 (3): 123-130. [online]; col1 [Accessed March 13, 2009]
  • Marshak, R. and Grant, D. 2008. Transforming Talk: The Interplay of Discourse, Power, and Change. Organization Development Journal. Fall 2008. Bnet. [online];col1[ Accessed March 13, 2009]

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