Organization Development provides students, managers, leaders and change agents at all levels with an introduction to the practices of organization development and change. With a blend of theory and application, this accessible and readable text incorporates discussions of OD techniques with in-depth, integrative case studies. The text addresses not only the theoretical content of organization development as a field, but the process by which it is practiced by OD professionals. Case studies follow major content and process chapters so that readers can immediately apply what they have learned. The cases provide an opportunity for readers to analyze, practice, and discuss OD concepts, discovering and employing OD interventions and theories in realistic scenarios.
Key FeaturesThoroughly explores each stage of the organization development process (entry, contracting, data gathering, diagnosis, feedback, interventions, and evaluation) as well as individual, team, and organizational interventionsIncorporates the latest research and consulting techniques to provide both traditional OD practices and newly adaptedstrategies for changeDiscusses ethical practices in organization development along with new models for organizational change Provides up-to-date examples throughout the book, reflecting a current view of the contemporary workplaceExplores diversity of organizational types to illustrate the benefits of OD beyond traditional corporate settings
Intended AudienceOrganization Development will be of interest to students, managers, leaders, change agents, practitioners, and anyone struggling with implementing individual, team, and organizational change.