Manual of Organizational Development: The Psychology of Change / Edition 1

Manual of Organizational Development: The Psychology of Change / Edition 1

by Clare Huffington, Halina Brunning, Carol F. Cole, Halina Brunning
     
 

ISBN-10: 1887841067

ISBN-13: 9781887841061

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: International Universities Press, Incorporated

The authors, all psychologists with expertise in consultancy, seek to convey the nature of organizational change, the functions of the organizational consultant, and key issues in making changes work in practice. Fundamental concepts explained in the manual include those of organizational development; the organizational development intervention; and the ways in which…  See more details below

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The authors, all psychologists with expertise in consultancy, seek to convey the nature of organizational change, the functions of the organizational consultant, and key issues in making changes work in practice. Fundamental concepts explained in the manual include those of organizational development; the organizational development intervention; and the ways in which change agents consult to organizations (as well as organizational issues that must be addressed in the process). The authors discuss several consultancy models: the purchase/expert model: the doctor/patient model; and the process consultancy model, in which the consultant's primary focus is facilitating clients' efforts to solve problems. The authors review theoretical considerations, i.e., the systems, psychoanalytic, and behavioral approaches to consultancy. They discuss sources of consultants as well as the knowledge, qualifications, and range of abilities consultants are expected to possess. The steps in consultancy are presented in detail; they include scouting, entry, contracting, data gathering, diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation, and change management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887841061
Publisher:
International Universities Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
97
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1The world of change and organizations1
Ch. 2Organizations and organization development7
Ch. 3Consulting to organizations27
Ch. 4External and internal consultancy43
Ch. 5The consultancy process49
Ch. 6Change management73
References83
Appendix 1: Further reading87
Appendix 2: Resources91
Index95

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