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Organization Development

Organization Development
The Process of Leading Organizational Change

Third Edition

© 2015 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change, Third Edition offers a comprehensive look at individual, team, and organizational change, covering classic and contemporary organization development techniques. Incorporating organization development ethics and values into each chapter, the author provides discussion of real-world application of these theoretical ideas to help students face today’s challenging environment of increased globalization, rapidly changing technologies, economic pressures, and changing expectations in the contemporary workforce.
1. What Is Organization Development?
2. History of Organization Development
3. Core Values and Ethics of Organization Development
4. Foundations of Organizational Change
5. The Organization Development Practitioner and the OD Process
6. Entry and Contracting
7. Data Gathering
8. Diagnosis and Feedback
9. An Introduction to Interventions
10. Individual Interventions
11. Team Interventions
12. Whole Organization and Multiple Organization Interventions
13. Sustaining Change, Evaluating, and Ending an Engagement
14. Global Issues in Organization Development
15. The Future of Organization Development
Exercises and Activities

“[Organization Development, The Process of Leading Organizational Change, Third Edition] is very organized and the case studies help reinforce the concepts learned in class. It is a great book!“

Helen Muyia
Texas A&M University

I've come across Donald Anderson before in previous textbooks, but this one is a delight. The outline of the OD processes are highly readable and focuses on the practitioner as well as the process. The case studies are usable and useful and the triad of theory, research and practice draws the book from suitable background reading to something you can use on a daily basis.

Mrs Carrie Louise Foster
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
April 4, 2016

This book has an easy to follow structure with some very good examples throughout the chapters. The companion website is useful and has a number of very good additional resources that will help to embed the theories.

Miss Lisa Wyld
Management , Westminster Kingsway College
March 22, 2016

valid context introducing the developments of Change Management

Professor Lukas Scherer
Business Administration , University of Applied Sciences
February 11, 2016

Excellent OD book for our Doctoral program

Dr Anthony A Koyzis
Educational Studies , University of Nicosia
November 18, 2015

Very useful for certain sections of the course in particular developing the culture of the organisation

Mr Ian Sherwin
Physical Education & Sports Sciences, University of Limerick
March 3, 2015

Good and clear.

Ms Joyce Su Wen Lim
Centre for Enterprise and Communication, Republic Polytechnic
February 10, 2015

The text has relevant, up-to-date content. That, combined with the case study approach, make it an effective text.

Mr Darrell Mullins
Comm Theatre Arts Dept, Salisbury University
January 19, 2015

Contains case studies. Well structured and clear.

Ms Agnieszka Paruzel
Faculty of Psychology & Sport Science, University of Bielefeld
December 8, 2014

It was not what I was looking for in terms of basic concepts being clearly presented.

Professor Jeff Zimmerman
Political Sci/Criminal Justice/Org. Leadership, Northern Kentucky University
September 29, 2014

•             A new chapter (with a case study) on global issues in organization development

•             Enhanced coverage of recent theory and practice in dialogic approaches to OD

•             Enhanced coverage of resistance to change

•             Additional coverage of positive organizational scholarship and appreciative inquiry

•             Additional coverage of interventions in mergers and acquisitions

•             A section at the end of the book with activities, exercises, and role plays

•             New readings at the end of each chapter where appropriate

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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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ISBN: 9781452291574