Global Organization Development: Managing Unprecedented Change

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IAP, 2006 - Business & Economics - 146 pages
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The purpose of this book is to address one of the most rapidly growing and important areas in the field of organization development. Despite its importance, relatively little is known about international and global organization development. This book is designed to summarize and apply the existing knowledge in international and global organization development in such a fashion as to provide insight, knowledge, and application in a way that is most helpful to the organization development professional who is interested in, or working in, the field. The book incorporates models of cultural differences, which are identified and expanded in terms of the implications for the practice of organization development. (1) It explores cultural values in terms of differences in resistance to change, the nature of leadership roles, organizational structure and the application of such organization development techniques as team building, survey feedback, job redesign, and large group methods. (2) It explore successes in both developed and developing countries. (3) It provides a list of competencies both for basic knowledge and skills and their extension to international work. It explores the match between organization development interventions and national cultural values. (4) It explores the role of economic development and legal and political structures for global organization development practitioners. It deals with the issue of culture specific versus universal organization development techniques. (5) It incorporates stories from pioneers in the field as well as more recent members of the organization development community. (6) It uses illustrations from award-winning international projects. (7) It draws on a substantial amount of work undertaken by the authors including over one hundred interviews with leading organization development professionals, surveys of organization development professionals, articles and books on international/global organization development and the authors' own international research including an awardwinning international case.
 

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Contents

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD
3
THE ROLE HISTORY AND VALUES OF ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
7
Organization Development as a Value Driven Discipline
9
Concerns About Organization Development Values
11
Defining the Values and Competencies of the Global it Organization Development Practitioner
12
SUMMARY
14
FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES IN GLOBAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
17
Cross Cultural Pioneers
18
Developing Economies
85
Highly Developed Economies
87
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION VIABILITY
89
Management Development
90
Visioning
91
Job Redesign and Job Enrichment
92
Goal SettingManagement by Objectives
93
AllSalaried Workforce
94

Insights Into Cultural Diversity
19
THE DIVERGENCECONVERGENCE DEBATE SURROUNDING GLOBAL CONSULTING
22
CrossCultural Work Indicating Divergence
23
CrossCulture Work Indicating Convergence
24
An Alternative to Convergence and Divergence Debate
26
CAN ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT TRANSCEND DIFFERENCES IN CULTURAL VALUES?
28
SUMMARY
29
THE CONTEXT FOR THE PRACTICE OF GLOBAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
31
PROCESS AND INTERVENTIONS
33
The Process
34
INTERVENTIONS
36
Group Orientation
37
Total Organization
38
Summary
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QUESTIONS THE CONSULTANT NEEDS TO ASK
40
Section 2
43
A CULTURE MAP FOR GUIDING THE PRACTICE OF ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
45
CULTURE
47
Selecting and Shaping the Organization Development Process and Interventions
53
FOUR CULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS
61
Countries with Moderately Compatible Values
67
OD in Environments Less Supportive of OD Values
68
Cultures in Transition
73
SUMMARY
75
SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING
77
THE ROLE OF ECONOMICS IN GLOBAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
79
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
83
Career Planning and Development
95
Culture Change
96
Quality of Work Life
97
SocioTechnical Systems
98
Total Quality Management
99
LEGAL ISSUES FOR GLOBAL CONSULTANTS
101
GENERAL ISSUES
103
Different Nations Different Practices
105
ISSUES THAT INDIRECTLY IMPACT UPON THE CONSULTANT
107
Laws Relating to Work Place Discrimination
111
ISSUES THAT DIRECTLY IMPACT THE CONSULTANT
113
Visa Issues
114
Travel Within the Foreign Nation
115
Intellectual Property Rights
116
Restrictions on Bringing Materials Into a Country
117
Compensation and Tax Issues
118
Access to Information
119
Workplace Democracy
120
Establishing an Office
121
Conclusions
122
SUMMARY
123
Section 3
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INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT IN REVIEW
127
THE VOICE OF THE EXPERIENCED GLOBAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL
133
REFERENCE AND RESOURCE LIST
139
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