Organization Development: Principles, Processes, Performance (Google eBook)

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Dec 2, 2005 - Business & Economics - 465 pages
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Bridging the gap between heavy theory and heavy practice, "Organization Development provides an emphasis on performance and results in addition to an overview of tools, techniques, and processes. Covering basic steps such as marketing, start-up, planning, and evaluation, the book includes a comprehensive discussion of implementation from the individual level to the global. The book gives consultants, managers, and students of the field a holistic perspective into the full range of values that organization development has to offer.
  

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Contents

What Is Organization Development?
1
Entry Marketing and Contracting
33
Startup and Systems Theory
59
Organizational Assessment and Feedback
71
Action Planning and Introduction to Interventions
101
Implementation Individual Level
127
Implementation Team and Interteam Levels
161
Implementation Process Level
183
Adoption of Changes and Followup
321
Reasons for Separation from the Organization
337
Ethics and Values Driving OD
351
Competencies for OD
387
Issues Facing OD and Its Future
405
Glossary
423
References
437
Name Index
449

Implementation Global Level
197
Implementation Organizational Level
247
Implementation Community and National Levels
279
Evaluation of Processes and Results
301
Subject Index
451
About the Author
463
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Page 9 - Organization development is an effort (1) planned, (2) organization-wide and (3) managed from the top to (4) increase organization effectiveness and health through (5) planned interventions in the organization's 'processes,' using behavioral-science knowledge
Page 10 - organization development is a response to change, a complex educational strategy intended to change the beliefs, attitudes, values, and structure of organizations so that they can better adapt to new technologies, markets, and challenges, and the dizzying rate of change itself.
Page 10 - Basic assumptions Relationship to environment Nature of reality, time, and space Nature of human nature Nature of human activity Nature of human relationships Taken for granted Invisible Preconscious Source; Adapted from Schein, 1980, p. 4. sence. In a sense these are "levels" of the culture, and they need to be carefully distinguished to avoid conceptual confusion.

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