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A conceptual and experiential approach to understanding organizational development.
With a focus on the development of readers’ interpersonal skills, Experiential Approach to Organization Development provides a comprehensive, realistic, innovative, and practical introduction to the field.
The eighth edition presents new and revised information, keeping the material fresh and relevant.
A book that makes the complex and fascinating world of managing people easy to grasp and enjoyable to study!
In this new sixth edition of their successful book, Don Harvey and Don Brown give you an integrated and comprehensive view of the field of organization development. Whether you are an introductory student, a novice in the field, or a practicing manager, these authors make it simple to understand and utilize the newest approaches, concepts, and techniques.
User friendly, practical, and realistic, An Experiential Approach to Organization Development, Sixth Edition, presents both conceptual and experiential approaches as it focuses on the real world of organization development. Exciting examples and innovative applications show you how OD is applied in today's organizations, and what it takes to manage in a changing world.
In addition, you'll find
-The most up to date coverage of important topics, such as: the learning organization, managing diversity, empowerment, changing the corporate culture, and self-managed work teams.
-Thorough coverage of open systems and contingencies.
-Self-learning, experiential exercises that take theories and principles and bring them to life in team activities.
Table of Contents
Part 1: ANTICIPATING CHANGE
Chapter 1. Organizational Development and Reinventing the Organization
Chapter 2. Organization Renewal: The Challenge of Change
Chapter 3. Changing the Culture
Part 2: UNDERSTANDING THE OD PROCESS
Chapter 4. Role and Style of the OD Practitioner
Chapter 5. The Diagnostic Process
Chapter 6. Overcoming Resistance to Change
Part 3 IMPROVING EXCELLENCE IN INDIVIDUALS
Chapter 7. OD Intervention Strategies
Chapter 8. Process Intervention Skills
Chapter 9. Employee Empowerment and Interpersonal Interventions
Part 4: DEVELOPING HIGH PERFORMANCE IN TEAMS
Chapter 10. Team Development Interventions
Chapter 11. Intergroup Development
Chapter 12. Goal Setting for Effective Organizations
Chapter 13. Work Team Development
Part 5: BUILDING SUCCESS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 14. High-Performing Systems and the Learning Organization
Chapter 15. Organization Transformation and Strategic Change
Chapter 16. The Challenge and the Future for Organizations