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Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR (Paperback)
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Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 03/05/2015
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Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is a guide to the basic principles of effective organization development. A compendium of theories, practices, diagnostics techniques and figures, it provides practical advice for identifying an organization's needs and determining the most appropriate course of action to maximize organizational capability. It provides an overview of the history and theory of OD and addresses the various phases, the role of the practitioner, aspects of power and politics, and the human resources context. The book also discusses organizational design, culture change, managing transformational change, and developing effective leadership. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this fully updated new edition of Organization Development now includes coverage of complexity and chaos theory, new case studies describing OD practices and attitudes in countries outside of the US and UK, and new chapters on change and culture and on employee engagement and wellbeing. The authors also have added emphasis on the collaborations between OD and HR functions. It provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.

Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
ISBN: 9780749470173
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 677 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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Praise for the previous edition:
""Cheung-Judge and Holbeche have given a wonderful gift to the field of organization development and to OD and HR practitioners of all levels of experience. This book offers a remarkable combination of history of the pioneers, review of important thinkers and theories about organization change and leadership, as well as a how-to resource for the practitioner, including many illuminating case studies. ...Cheung-Judge ...explores the complex and ambiguous role of OD practitioners in their efforts to provide effective consulting help to their enormously complex organizations. ...Holbeche frames her perspective on HR in relation to OD by exploring the current challenges facing HR professionals in their role as critical supports to organization leaders. ...Cheung-Judge and Holbeche have written a coherent, comprehensive, and practical review of thought leaders, theories, and methods of OD and HR; and they have made a compelling case for the importance of greater integration and collaboration of the two disciplines in support of their organizations' successes. ...a valuable companion to both OD and HR professionals... ...insightful and useful." --Judy Vogel, OD Practitioner
"The book comes into its own by clearly differentiating what benefits OD brings but being careful to point out that it is vital to go through a series of steps rather than trying to jump in mid-way through as we're probably all tempted to do at times." --HR Network
"Cheung-Judge, who speaks, writes, and delivers organization development training programs in the UK, and Holbeche, an author, speaker, consultant, and researcher, supply students and organization development and human resources practitioners...with a guide to the basic principles of effective organization development. They overview its history and theory, various phases, the role of the practitioner, aspects of power and politics, and human resources context, with discussion of organizational design, culture change, managing transformational change, and developing effective leadership." --Book NewsInc.
"[A]s a textbook and reference book for people interested in OD this book is good value, and worthy of a place on the practitioner's bookshelf." --Pete Sayers
"The first edition of Organization Development was a very useful compendium of theories, practices, and figures with well-informed guidance for practitioners. This new edition is even more so with expanded, updated, and new sections on complexity and chaos theories and approaches, Dialogic OD, the logistics and infrastructure that support change, behavioral change, organization agility and resilience, and employee engagement. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge and Linda Holbeche have again produced a valuable handbook for both the beginning and experienced OD practitioner."--John D. Vogelsang "Editor-in-Chief, OD Practitioner "

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