Assignment 1: Discussion—Technostructural and Human Resource Management Interventions
Technostructural interventions focus on the technology and structure of an organization and involve change programs aimed at moving organization decision making downward to improve responsiveness and performance and to increase employee flexibility, commitment, and satisfaction. Due to the increase in competition and globalization practices, it has become an important area of work for organizational development (OD) practitioners.
Human resource management (HRM) interventions can include a focus on managing performance, developing talent, and managing diversity. These areas are also of concern when implementing a technostructural intervention.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research technostructural and human resource management (HRM) interventions and then select an organizational development (OD) intervention of particular interest to you.
On the basis of your research and analysis of the selected intervention, respond to the following:
- Provide an overview of the intervention strategy in terms of its definition and purpose and approaches to it.
- Explain the multicultural issues that may arise because of the intervention or that may need to be addressed for the intervention.
- Provide a real-world example of the intervention from your experience or research.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to cite sources.
- By Saturday, June 6, 2015, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
Through Wednesday, June 10, 2015, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, identify the similarities and differences between what you have constructed and what your classmates have.