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Sociosystemic Organizational Development

Sociosystemic Organizational Development (SsOD) serves as the next step in Organizational Development (OD) and the most comprehensive of OD theories. By evaluating excellence through sociosystemic design in addition to inclusion, organizations will be committing to the demonstrable efforts necessary to actively engage in inclusion. Where MCOD and IE acknowledge that excellence can only be achieved through inclusion and that organizations that address diversity as merely a quota are limiting and therefore cannot achieve multicultural inclusion, SsOD acknowledges, along with the aforesaid, that one does not simply move to equity overnight. Thus, the model is designed to correct this incomplete narrative by imploring organizations to engage in the necessary examinations of self in order to gain the cultural competence necessary to transition through the four stages of development.

ARTICLES

of Design

The Sociosystemic dimension can only be achieved through Sociosystemic Organizational Development as it serves as the final leg of organizational growth. The Sociosystemic dimension is governed by a set of rules and guidelines, called Articles of Design, that the other organizational types are not bound to adhere. These Articles, (1) Systems, (2) Inclusive Diversity, (3) Critical Examination, and (4) Evolution, serve as an accountability measure and the core of the design’s Constitution.

FRAMEWORKS

Governing Theories

  1. Multicultural Organizational Development (Jackson & Holvino, 2014, 1988; Williams, 2005) establishes a workplace philosophy that suggests excellence can only be achieved through inclusion.

  2. Organizational Design (Cohen et. al, 1979; Baldridge, 1971) establishes a workplace environment where all spaces, materials, and resources are designed to be as useable and accessible as possible for all people.

  3. Organizational Behavior (Bolman & Deal, 2017; Daniels, 2000) establishes a workplace culture where the context that creates behavior and the systemic consequences that govern them are mitigated by critical sociological and anthropological theories.

PACKAGES

Six-month or One-year

SsOD is offered in two distinct packages: 6-month or 1-year.

 

Included in the SsOD Packages:

  1. Pre-SWOT Review (of documents)

  2. Company-wide survey; interviews with Leadership and Key Stakeholders

  3. Sociosystemic Constitution 

  4. Strategic Planning Committee

  5. Training and Development Workshops

  6. Data, Assessment, SsOD Org. Ranking, & Post-SWOT Recommendations

*Only the one-year package includes the bolded.*

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*Acknowledgement* Tucson, AZ. sits on the lands of the Tohono O'odham nation. The United States of America was founded on Indigenous land and built on the backs of enslaved Africans.