An Experiential Approach to Organization Development / Edition 7

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131441682
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/18/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 502
  • Sales rank: 1,138,835
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Organization Development: An Overview 1
2 Organization Renewal and Planned Change 29
3 Organization Renewal: Changing the Corporate Culture 65
4 The OD Consultant: Role and Style 89
5 The OD Consultant: Diagnostic Process 122
6 Overcoming Resistance to Change 152
7 Process Consulting Skills 177
8 OD Intervention Strategies 204
9 Employee Involvement and Empowerment: Interpersonal Interventions 226
10 Team Development Interventions 263
11 Intergroup Development Interventions 295
12 Goal Setting 322
13 Total Quality Management: Quality and Productivity Interventions 343
14 High Performing Systems: Systemwide Interventions 374
15 Organization Transformation: Strategy Interventions 405
16 Organization Development: The Challenge and the Future 431
Index 461
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