Team building is typically used in OD to loosen up an over-organized system that is too rigid and bureaucratic. In this case, team building was aimed at providing structure to an under-organized system.
(1) In doing a diagnosis, what factors are important to consider in determining whether a company or team is over- or under- organized?
A company will face a constant struggle to avoid the extremes of under-organizing and over-organizing. All service providers have a built-in tendency to get out of balance organizationally on one side or the other. In the under-organized company, its leaders struggle largely with efficiency: how to get things done. Due to inadequate …show more content…
Case Study: City Of Carlsbad
What is your diagnosis of the situation in the Public Works Department?
The Public Works Department of City of Carlsbad, California is going through a restructuring from the worst recession. As the city reaches build-out, the emphasis will shift from new infrastructure construction to infrastructure maintenance and replacement. The ability to fund infrastructure maintenance and replacement is important to the sustainability of the city.
How would you proceed from this point?
From the case study it shows that the Public Works Department has all the values that are needed for a successful organization. Their values include integrity, trust, competence,