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NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change Principles, Practices, and Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 078797773X

ISBN-13: 9780787977733

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

List price: $118.95
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This book provides an essential learning tool for both practitioners and students and presents the skills and competencies of an effective OD practitioner. It examines OD as both field and profession, and considers its history, values and ethics, and provides best practices, theories, methods, processes, and applications - contributed by a veritable "who's who" of contributors. The collection of nearly 30 chapters offers models that build effective organizations that can provide business, social, environmental, and global sustainability. It outlines the skills required to be an effective OD practitioner, highlights the importance of values and ethics, and methodically presents best practices, theories, methods, processes, and application for a new generation of OD practitioners and students faced with constantly emerging issues and changes in the workplace environment.
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Book details

List price: $118.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Getting the Most from This Book
Organization Development As a Profession and a Field
Organization Development as a Profession and a Field
A History of Organization Development
Values, Ethics, and OD Practice
Core Theories and Methods
Use of Self in OD Consulting: What Matters Is Presence
Action Research: Origins and Applications for ODC Practitioners
Organizational Change Processes
Resistance and Change in Organizations
Theory and Practice of Multicultural Organization Development
Organization Development and the Od Process
An OD Map: The Essence of Organization Development
Entry and Contracting Phase
Organization Diagnosis Phase
Intervention Phase
Evaluation and Termination Phase
Working from Levels of Systems Perspectives: Individuals to Environment
Working with Individuals in an Organizational Context
Working with Groups in Organizations
Large Group Methods: Developments and Trends
Working in Very Large Social Systems: The 21st Century Town Meeting
Changing Organizations and Systems from the Outside: OD Practitioners as Agents of Social Change
Building a Sustainable World: A Challenging OD Opportunity
Organization Development in an International and World Setting
Borders and Boundaries: Cross-Cultural Perspectives for OD Practitioners
Working Effectively as a Global OD Practitioner: The Whole World in One Room
Organization Development in Asia: Globalization, Homogenization, and the End of Culture-Specific Practices
Organization Development Applications and Practices
The Impact and Opportunity of Emotion in Organizations
Working with Energy in Organizations
Appreciative Inquiry as an Organization Development and Diversity Process
Culture Assessment as an OD Intervention
A Complexity Science Approach to Organization Development
Developing Organizations as Learning Systems
The Future of Organization Development
A Positive Vision of OD's Future
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index