An Experiential Approach to Organization Development

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Business & Economics - 504 pages
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A book that makes the complex and fascinating world of managing people easy to grasp and enjoyable to study!

In this new sixth edition of their successful book, Don Harvey and Don Brown give you an integrated and comprehensive view of the field of organization development. Whether you are an introductory student, a novice in the field, or a practicing manager, these authors make it simple to understand and utilize the newest approaches, concepts, and techniques.

User-friendly, practical, and realistic, "An Experiential Approach to Organization Development, Sixth Edition," presents both conceptual and experiential approaches as it focuses on the real world of organization development. Exciting examples and innovative applications show you how OD is applied in today's organizations, and what it takes to manage in a changing world.

In addition, you'll find

  • The most up-to-date coverage of important topics, such as: the learning organization, managing diversity, empowerment, changing the corporate culture, and self-managed work teams.
  • Thorough coverage of open systems and contingencies.
  • Self-learning, experiential exercises that take theories and principles and bring them to life in team activities.

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Contents

CONSULTING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE
93
DEVELOPING HIGH PERFORMANCE
189
MOTIVATING HIGH PERFORMANCE
277
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About the author (2001)

Donald R. Brown, a postcard collector since 1943, is a graduate of Myerstown High School, Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and the Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin. In 1993, he incorporated his large collections as the Institute of American Deltiology, a postcard research center, library, and gallery.

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