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The cardinal rule in the OD profession is this: Opinions don’t matter. This is because opinions can often be subjective, biased, or based on erroneous information. Theories and scholarly, peer-reviewed literature are much more objective and reliable; therefore, they should be incorporated into every OD assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and overall change strategy. In this week’s Discussion, you will have the opportunity to apply theories in your analysis of a real-world organization.
To prepare:
Select two of the theories presented this week and apply each to a contemporary organization. The organization that you choose should not be your current or former employer.
OD Theories
Action Research
Campbell’s theory of performance
Complexity Theory
Family systems theory (needed for the Week 6 application)
Groupthink
Individual differences
Kotter’s 8 Step Process of Change
Lewin’s change theory
McKinsey 7-S Model
Organizational development theory
Social identity theory
Social learning theory
Stage Theory of Change
Systems theory
Theory of planned behavior
Theory of reasoned action
Theory X, Theory Y
By Day 3
Identify the two OD theories you selected.
Explain how the two theories you selected reflect an issue the organization is currently facing.
Explain how you could use these two theories to help the organization better understand and resolve the issue.
Describe some methods and processes that you would use to explain these two theories, and their relevance, to your client.
By Day 5
Provide an in-depth response to at least two of your colleagues’ postings. A suitable response will include several of the following:
Ask a probing question.
Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Expand on your colleague’s posting.
Note: Support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and any additional sources you identify, using both in-text citations and references. It is strongly recommended that you include proper APA format and

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