The software applications of the Organizational Diagnostic Scale offer an opportunity to enrich the academic experience of students in the business-related disciplines. The Organizational Diagnostic Scale is based on the medical model – it seeks to assess the nature of a problem in an empirical manner, before implementing interventions. Essentially, a problem must be diagnosed before it can be fixed. An attempt to fix an undiagnosed problem is likely to result in failure.
Many researchers have found that business professors should give more attention to diagnostics in the classroom. In fact, most business graduates report feeling unprepared to practice evidence-based decision making upon completion of a business degree.
Our own research has found that business graduates who received training in diagnostics were more competent than their counterparts who were not given the same exposure. The graduates who received training in diagnostics were found to be: (a) more confident to work as independent business consultants, (b) more competent to assess the performance of an organization, and (c) more competent to make effective recommendations for the improvement of an organization.
The applications of the Organizational Diagnostic Scale are designed to teach students how to assess the performance of an organization, and how to make effective recommendations for improvement.
We have designed an academic version for each of our applications, in order to offer a more affordable option to students. The academic versions are discounted by 25% - 35%.
The software features and capabilities of the academic version are identical to the commercial version, but the academic version contains several restrictive features that are not included in the commercial version. However, the academic version may only be used for academic purposes.
If a faculty department is a distributor for the applications of the Organizational Clinic, its students may purchase academic versions through the designated official in the faculty department.
Every time a student purchases the academic version of an application through a faculty department, the department retains a portion of the income as a commission. Therefore, purchasing an application through a department enables students to raise funds for that department.
If a faculty department or school is not a distributor, an official may simply complete and return the Distributor Application to create an account.
Alternatively, students may purchase an academic version of an application from our website at the following address: http://www.organizationalclinic.com/