This engaging and accessible textbook shows the importance and role of organizational development around the world, within the context of organizational change. Fostering an analytic approach to organizational issues, it charts the evolution of the field and shows how today OD fosters organizational effectiveness and individual wellbeing. Firmly grounded in a global perspective, it provides a contemporary analysis of OD and highlights the key diagnostic and intervention techniques that can be used to build organizational effectiveness. With a range of critical perspectives, skills development exercises, and practitioner insight, this book blends theory and practice to show OD’s conceptualization and its application to contemporary issues faced by organizations.
Suitable for upper undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level, this is the ideal textbook for anyone studying organizational development.
Part 1: Context and Theory.- Introduction.- 1. Organizational Development in Focus - Role, Ethics and Values.- 2. The Theoretical Perspectives of OD.- Part 2: The Organizational Development Engagement Cycle.- 3. Initial Meeting and Contracting.- 4. Investigation - Discovering What Needs to Change.- 5. Analysis and Feedback.- 6. Interventions - Generating Solutions.- 7. Designing for Change.- 8. Implementing OD Interventions.- 9. Evaluating, Embedding and Exiting OD Interventions.- Part 3: Engaging People in Organizational Development.- 10. The Co-Production of OD Interventions.- 11. Global OD and Diversity.- Part 4: Organizational Development Capabilities.- 12. Career Paths and Capabilities.
Julie Hodges is a Professor and Associate Dean at Durham University Business School. Julie is a leading expert on change in organizations, particularly the role and impact of people during transformations. Before entering the academic world Julie worked as a business consultant for over 20 years in several profit and non-profit organizations, including PwC. At PwC Julie was responsible for organizational change and management development in a number of companies include Barclays, Shell, BBC, Lloyds, Reuters. Julie has also worked with Vertex where she set up and led a commercial consultancy team. Her first role was with the British Council where she was the Development Consultancy for East Asia.
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