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Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR 2ed

by Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge and Linda Holbeche Kogan Page
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Pbk 448 pages
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Organization Development is concerned with using planned and systematic approaches to help develop more effective organisations. This is done by taking an objective look at how an organisation is operating, gathering information and then deciding on the most appropriate action to help that organisation change and develop.

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development defines OD and describes how it can be used effectively in today's economy to create organisations which maximise organisational capability. The authors provide practical advice on using diagnostics techniques to identify an organisation's needs and explain how to use them across a range of areas including change, culture, and organisation design.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Organization Development provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: A practitioner's guide for Organization Development;
    • Chapter - 01: What is OD? Its brief history;
    • Chapter - 02: Theories and practices of OD: a theory overview;
    • Chapter - 03: Theories and practices of OD: the OD cycle and the entry and contracting phase;
    • Chapter - 04: Theories and practices of OD: the diagnostic phase;
    • Chapter - 05: Theories and practices of OD: the intervention phase;
    • Chapter - 06: Theories and practices of OD: the evaluation phase;
    • Chapter - 07: Living at the edge of chaos of change;
    • Chapter - 08: Back room and front room change matters;
    • Chapter - 09: Can behavioural change be made easy?;
    • Chapter - 10: The Organization Development practitioner;
    • Chapter - 11: Power and politics and Organization Development;
  • Section - TWO: HR in relation to OD: practice examples;
    • Chapter - 12: HR in relation to OD;
    • Chapter - 13: Organization Design;
    • Chapter - 14: Transformation and culture change;
    • Chapter - 15: Building organizational agility and resilience;
    • Chapter - 16: Building the context for employee engagement;
    • Chapter - 17: Developing effective leadership

"Cheung-Judge and Holbeche have included just enough of everything -- history, theory, practical application, the essentials of OD -- without drowning the reader in some of the irrelevancies that abound in other OD texts."

Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge is the founder of Quality & Equality Ltd. She speaks, writes and delivers most of the OD training programmes in the UK and was voted one of the 25 most influential thinkers in HR by HR Magazine in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014.Dr. Linda Holbeche is co-director of The Centre for Progressive Learning at London Metropolitan University, director of The Holbeche Partnership, a development consulting company, and adjunct professor at Imperial College London's Business School. She is the author of The Agile Organization (also published by Kogan Page).