Review the “Typical Design” case study presented in Chapter 34 of the Organization Development textbook (pages 683–685).
For this psychological consulting case study, summarize the key features of the situation. Then evaluate the research methods used, their effectiveness in
achieving organizational goals, and the ethical implications. In your three- to four-page analysis, ensure that you address the following questions:
1. What did the consultant do right?
2. What might the consultant have done differently?
3. What potential ethical implications might result from this (or any other) training intervention?
Use at least two outside sources to support your position on the effectiveness of the design of the leadership development course.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
1) Method Evaluation
a) Identification: Provide a description of the organizational consulting methods used in the case study.
b) Interpretation: Provide a well-developed interpretation of the rationale for the organizational consulting concepts used in the case study.
2) Organizational Goals
a) Effectiveness of organizational consulting methods: Develop informed conclusions by analyzing the effectiveness of the organizational consulting methods used in achieving organizational goals. Justify your conclusions with evidence from the study itself.
b) Research integration: Develop informed conclusions by analyzing the effectiveness of the organizational consulting methods in achieving organizational goals. Justify your conclusions with evidence from at least two organizational consulting scholarly resources.
3) Ethical Implications
a) Assessment: What are the ethical implications of the training intervention used, considering the viewpoints of different stakeholders?
a) Suggestions: Provide concrete suggestions for changes in the methods used to create the leadership development course.