Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement

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Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for Organization Improvement

Format:  Paperback,

343 pages

Publisher: Pearson College Div

Publish Date: Dec 1998

ISBN-13: 9780132422314

ISBN-10: 013242231X

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Appropriate for courses in Organization Development, this new edition explores the improvement of organizations through planned, systematic, long-range efforts focused on the organization's culture and its human and social processes. The authors present a concise and comprehensive exposition of the theory, practice, and research related to organization development. The Sixth Edition reflects the most recent developments, advances and expansions, and research in the area of OD. KEY TOPICS: Adds and updates new material to provide the most current information available. Strengthens coverage by adding new interventions and new material. Offers a more lively tone and writing style. Emphasizes the everchanging paradigms in OD theory and describes several new and important interventions in considerable detail. Sets discussions in the rapidly-evolving contexts of globalization, intensified competition and collaboration, Total Quality Management (TQM) and large-scale organizational change. Provides excellent coverage of the organization and its dynamics for managers and professionals.

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Publisher: Pearson College Div
Publish Date: Dec 1998
ISBN-13: 9780132422314
ISBN-10: 013242231X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 343
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.1
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Chapter outline

An Introduction To Organization Development
The Field of Organization Development
Definitions of Organization Development
A History of Organization Development
Values, Assumptions, and Beliefs in OD
Theory And Management Of Od
Foundations of Organization Development
Managing the OD Process
Action Research and Organization Development
Od Interventions
OD Interventions: An Overview
Team Interventions
Intergroup and Third-Party Peacemaking Interventions
Comprehensive Interventions
Structural Interventions
Training Experiences
Applications
Issues in Consultant-Client Relationships
System Ramifications
Power, Politics and Organization Development
Research on Organization Development
The Future of OD

Book description

Appropriate for courses in Organization Development, this new edition explores the improvement of organizations through planned, systematic, long-range efforts focused on the organization's culture and its human and social processes. The authors present a concise and comprehensive exposition of the theory, practice, and research related to organization development. The Sixth Edition reflects the most recent developments, advances and expansions, and research in the area of OD. KEY TOPICS: Adds and updates new material to provide the most current information available.

Strengthens coverage by adding new interventions and new material. Offers a more lively tone and writing style. Emphasizes the everchanging paradigms in OD theory and describes several new and important interventions in considerable detail. Sets discussions in the rapidly-evolving contexts of globalization, intensified competition and collaboration, Total Quality Management (TQM) and large-scale organizational change. Provides excellent coverage of the organization and its dynamics for managers and professionals.

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