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Organization Development
The Process of Leading Organizational Change

Second Edition


June 2011 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Covering classic and contemporary organization development (OD) techniques that guide individual, team, and organizational change, this textbook incorporates discussion of OD ethics into each chapter and offers thorough discussions of interventions at all levels. In-depth case studies that follow major content and process chapters allow students to immediately apply what they have learned. In today's challenging environment of increased globalization, rapidly changing technologies, economic pressures, and expectations in the contemporary workforce, this book is an essential tool.
 
Preface
 
1. What Is Organization Development?
 
2. History of Organization Development
 
3. Core Values and Ethics of Organization Development
 
CASE STUDY 1: ANALYZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT WORK AT NORTHERN COUNTY LEGAL SERVICES
 
4. Foundations of Organizational Change
 
5. The Organization Development Practitioner and the Consulting Process
 
6. Entry and Contracting
 
7. Data Gathering
 
CASE STUDY 2: PROPOSING A DATA GATHERING STRATEGY AT AEROTECH, INC.
 
8. Diagnosis and Feedback
 
CASE STUDY 3: SORTING THROUGH THE DATA FROM LOGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
 
9. An Introduction to Interventions
 
10. Individual Interventions
 
CASE STUDY 4: INDIVIDUAL TYPE STYLES AT THE PARKS DEPARTMENT
 
11. Team Interventions
 
CASE STUDY 5: SOLVING TEAM CHALLENGES AT DOCSYSTEMS BILLING, INC.
 
12. Whole Organization and Multiple Organization Interventions
 
CASE STUDY 6: REORGANIZAING HUMAN RESOURCES AT ASP SOFTWARE
 
13. Sustaining Change, Evaluating and Ending an Engagement
 
14. The Future of Organization Development
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

The book provides a good open-systems introduction to the topic of organization change, presenting the big concepts in a way that managers can use.

Ron Camp
University of Regina

Good Detailed Sysytem Approach

Ms Catherine Shaffner
Public and Allied Health, Bowling Green State University
September 29, 2014

This is a classic book on organizational development and change.

Professor Michel Avital
Management , Copenhagen Business School
February 2, 2014

Liked the information and how it was organized.

Dr Mary Moretto
Masters of Leadership, Trine University - Mishawaka
December 18, 2013

I used it before in my course in 2012 at Bilgi University in Turkey. It is more practical and easier to read than the similar text by Cummins and Worley.

John Renenr
Sch Of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University - Scripps Ranch
May 29, 2013

This text provided the materials necessary for our course.

Mr James Lovaas
Nontraditional Studies, Bethel College
December 31, 2012

I HAVE ADOPTED THIS BOOK FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS WHEN DELIVERING THE OD MODULE AT NCI. IT IS THE MOST STRAIGHT FORWARD AND STUDENT FRIENDLY TEXT AVAILABLE ON THE SUBJECT.

Mr Jonathan Brittain
School of Business, National College of Ireland
December 18, 2012

In this book, concisely and briefly, the author invite us to examine all the important issues and conceptual matters related to organizational change as an area of study.

Dr Juan Alicea Rivera
Graduate School of Business, Universidad dePuerto Rico
December 3, 2012

It's a good book for master students from human resources and organizational development.

Well organized, good cases studies.

Mr Paulo Da Silva
Management, University of Evora
September 28, 2012

extensive research base

Dr Philip Bakelaar
Religion Dept, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
September 19, 2012

Donald L. Anderson

Donald L. Anderson, PhD, University of Colorado, teaches organization development and organization design at the University of Denver. He is the author of the text Organization Development (4th ed., Sage Publications, 2017) and editor of Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change (2nd ed., Sage Publications, 2017). He is a practicing organization development consultant and has consulted internally and externally with a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. Dr. Anderson’s research interest is in discourse in... More About Author

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