ISBN: 0132968231 / ISBN-13: 9780132968232
An Experiential Approach to Organization Development
This text offers a user-friendly view of organization development, including current OD techniques and empirical findings. It presents organization ... Show synopsis This text offers a user-friendly view of organization development, including current OD techniques and empirical findings. It presents organization development from an experiential learning approach - students not only read about concepts but practice and experiment with them, through simulated organizational situations that utilize new knowledge and experience. This fourth edition presents organization transformation in practice; updates all tables, facts, figures and references revises existing cases and exercises, and adds several new ones; adds new illustrations and figures to increase the book's visual appearance; adds new and more simulations; covers a broader range of organizations - examines in detail how organizations can be changed to perform more effectively and features a wealth of practical examples and applications, showing the major problems that OD consultants and managers face in their efforts to change organizations to meet a changing environment. Each chapter contains an OD application, a major example describing an actual company application, practial examples, a case and behavioural problem-solving situation, often new or substantially revised, chapter objectives, a list of key terms, and review questions.