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Organization Development for Trainers

Organization Development for Trainers

Author: Tora Estep

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562863851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Many workplace learning and performance professionals struggle to connect their work with many of the traditional elements of organizational development (OD). This Infoline will show you how they are connected and how to use that connection to your advantage. The issue presents a seven-phase process for organization development and shows you how understanding OD principles will allow you to position your own work learning and performance interventions within the total system of the organization to increase your credibility.

Organization Development

Organization Development

Author: Donald L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412987745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

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The book provides a good open-systems introduction to the topic of organization change, presenting the big concepts in a way that managers can use.

Organization Development

Organization Development

Author: Joan V. Gallos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119461197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1295

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This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series, Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader. This collection will introduce the key thinkers and contributors in organization development including Ed Lawler, Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Richard Hackman, Jay Galbraith, Cooperrider, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bolman & Deal, Kouzes & Posner, and Ed Schein, among others. "Without reservations I recommend this volume to those students of organizational behavior who want an encyclopedia of OD to gain a perspective on the past, present, and future...." Jonathan D. Springer of the American Psychological Association.

Global Organization Development

Global Organization Development

Author: Therese F. Yaeger

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607527947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 161

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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 award winning international case.

Organization Development

Organization Development

Author: Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749470180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is a guide to the basic principles of effective organization development. A compendium of theories, practices, diagnostics techniques and figures, it provides practical advice for identifying an organization's needs and determining the most appropriate course of action to maximize organizational capability. It provides an overview of the history and theory of OD and addresses the various phases, the role of the practitioner, aspects of power and politics, and the human resources context. The book also discusses organizational design, culture change, managing transformational change, and developing effective leadership. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this fully updated new edition of Organization Development now includes coverage of complexity and chaos theory, new case studies describing OD practices and attitudes in countries outside of the US and UK, and new chapters on change and culture and on employee engagement and wellbeing. The authors also have added emphasis on the collaborations between OD and HR functions. It provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.

The Nature of Contemporary Organization Development

The Nature of Contemporary Organization Development

Author: Anne-Clare Gillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351106795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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The nature of contemporary Organisation Development (OD) is often written about by both scholars and practitioners, yet there is little evidence of these descriptions (or debates on key issues) having been based on reliably collected data. This book compares academic and practitioner perspectives on the profession of OD in the UK and how it has evolved over four decades. The research which informs this book was designed to investigate similarities and differences in the perspectives between these two communities. Where practitioners and academics views varied in the data, reasons for this are explored in this book, through the theory lens of Institutionalism, Fashions, Fads and the Dissemination of Management Ideas. The empirical data in how OD has evolved in the UK in the underpinning research to this text was gathered through content analysis of job advertisements from over a four-decade period. This provided information on changes in the magnitude in the take up of the profession in the UK as well as significant developments in the content of the job roles over the period. It will not come as a surprise to find that American thinking dominates in OD as it does in many other domains of management. What is a surprise is the extent to which OD practice in the UK is so very different from what the academics tell us it is. This book also identifies the extent to which institutional theory is at play in the development of professions; with agency is a driver in shaping professions. This manifests itself in terms of the perceived interests of what will give leverage for success in practitioner and academic careers. The Nature of Contemporary Organization Development is key reading for researchers, scholars an practitioners alike of Organizational change and development, organizational studies, management philosophy and related disciplines

Organization Development in Healthcare

Organization Development in Healthcare

Author: Jason A. Wolf

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857247100

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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This collection of critical ideas relating organization science to operations and accomplishments in the health care environment provides a thematic guide for leaders, practitioners, academics and administrators. It pulls in a broad cross-section of perspectives on the important linkage of scholarship and practice with a solid global perspective.

The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change

The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change

Author: Brenda B. Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118485811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 754

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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change, Second Edition The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change is a vital tool for anyone who wants to know how to effectively bring about meaningful and sustainable change in organizations—even in the state of turbulence and complexity that today’s organizations encounter. Featuring contributions from leading practitioners and scholars in the field, each chapter explores a key aspect of organization development. In this new edition, each of the 34 chapters has been revised in response to recommendations from the contributors and NTL members. “These 34 chapters articulate exactly what grounds organization development! Issues and perspectives involving training, groups, practice, and the global world are current and thought provoking.” —Therese F. Yaeger Ph.D., professor, OB/OD Department, College of Business, Benedictine University “There is no other source that offers such a rich array of the most current and future-thinking topics from so many leaders in the field.” —Robert Gass, Ed.D., co-founder, Rockwood Leadership Institute “The editors accomplish the difficult task of including theory, concept, and method that will appeal to the academic community as well as those who are focused on being an effective practitioner.” —John D. Carter, Ph.D., president, Gestalt OSD Center

Organization Development in Healthcare

Organization Development in Healthcare

Author: Jason Wolf

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617353536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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In a world saturated with the “how tos” of OD, there is a void of evidence-based resources for both organizational leaders and OD scholar-practitioners to use as a guide while navigating the complex and chaotic environment of healthcare. This handbook has been created to fill this space and provide a resource for this vital audience at a time of great change and greater potential in the healthcare arena. The handbook will focus on the critical nature of OD in healthcare and how it applies in this unique environment; examining its broad use from hospitals to corporate offices and from small systems to multinational corporations. The book will provide research-based, practical processes and methods, while sharing compelling cases of how the compassion and care associated with healthcare is wound tightly with the OD work it encompasses.The handbook will also offer a comprehensive look at the role OD plays in the critical issues and significant changes facing healthcare today. The handbook overall is a small part history and a small part predictions surrounding very practical and applicable uses of OD In healthcare. Through the sharing of engagement processes, revealing outcomes and connecting each concept to a living case of how OD has impacted the healthcare field, this handbook provides a unique resource for OD and HR professionals, healthcare executives, MHA students and the academic community.

Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change

Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change

Author: Donald L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506365787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change, Second Edition encourages students to practice organization development (OD) skills in unison with learning about theories of organizational change and human behavior. The book includes a comprehensive collection of cases about the OD process and organization-wide, team, and individual interventions, including global OD, dialogic OD, and OD in virtual organizations. In addition to real-world cases, author Donald L. Anderson gives students practical and experiential exercises that make the course material come alive through realistic scenarios that managers and organizational change practitioners regularly experience.

Collaborative Inquiry for Organization Development and Change

Collaborative Inquiry for Organization Development and Change

Author: Abraham B. Shani

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800378254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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This practical book explores collaborative inquiry as an approach to research and change in organizations where internal members and external researchers work together as partners to address organizational issues and create knowledge about changing organizations.