IOP 490

Resource: Ch. 11, p. 176 of Flawless Consulting

Block (2011) states, “The option is to involve the whole client system much more directly in redefining the problem, naming a desired future, outlined alternative actions, and deciding how to proceed. Many consultants and support people have adopted the whole-system approach and redefined their role to be one of convening people to collectively develop a change strategy (p. 176). Block introduces his concept of a whole-system discovery process and can be used in a workplace evaluation.

Evaluate your workplace or one that is familiar to you. Identify an organizational issue and complete a needs assessment of this workplace issue in terms of concepts learned throughout the BS/IOP program. Apply strategies for performance improvement related to the following:

  • Leadership style
  • Organizational culture
  • Mission, vision, and values alignment
  • System of management
  • Decision making
  • Motivational techniques
  • Employee morale
  • Ethics
  • Communication and feedback

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation detailing your workplace evaluation, including at least 100 words of speaker notes per slide.

You must support opinions and any facts by citing credible sources in the body of the assignment and listing the references including at least two scholarly references in APA style. See Tips for Success article for Class Announcements for guidance on selecting scholarly references. 

Block, P. (2011). Flawless consulting: A guide to getting your expertise used (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.