Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions For Organizational Improvement, 6/e
With the change in business environments around the globe, our organizations have become more complex and varied. There is need to identify the correct organizational set-up for each business. Not only must managers strive to implement within the business an organizational form best suited to its functioning, care must also be taken to understand and nurture teams. This book provides a theoretical foundation for how teams can be studied—individually and as part of a system—to help form an organization that would be aligned with the vision statement of that company.
Table of Content
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1 The Field of Organization Development
Chapter 2 Definitions and Historical Overview of Organization Development
Chapter 3 Values, Assumptions, and Beliefs in OD
PART II: THEORY AND MANAGEMENT OF OD
Chapter 4 Foundations of Organization Development
Chapter 5 Managing the OD Process
Chapter 6 Action Research and Organization Development
PART III: OD INTERVENTIONS
Chapter 7 An Overview of OD Interventions
Chapter 8 Training Experiences
Chapter 9 Team Interventions
Chapter 10 Intergroup and Third-Party Peacemaking Interventions
Chapter 11 Comprehensive OD Interventions
Chapter 12 Structural Interventions and the Applicability of OD
PART IV: KEY CONSIDERATIONS AND ISSUES
Chapter 13 Issues in Consultant-Client Relationships
Chapter 14 Power, Politics, and Organization Development
Chapter 15 The Future and Organization Development
1) Detailed and lucid explanation of the important concepts of organizational development.
2) Illustrations of real-life challenges faced by organizational development professionals during the course of their day-to-day work.
3) Overview of the various situations that organizations find themselves in, and an appreciation of such situations from the point of view of managers, team members, OD consultants, and other stakeholders.
4) A walk-through of the various things to consider during the process of organizational change.