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Organization Development (OD) is key to ensuring that organizations and their people can adapt to and engage in ongoing change in today's fast-paced and competitive world. How can those responsible for managing change determine the most appropriate course of action for their organization's needs and maximize capability?
Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is an essential guide to the theories, practices, tools and techniques for achieving success. It explores the role of HR in relation to OD, and connected areas such as organization design, building organizational agility and resilience, and culture change.
Alongside international case studies from organizations including Ernst & Young, Nationwide, Lockheed Martin and the University of Sheffield, UK, this revised third edition of Organization Development contains new chapters on building an adaptive culture of learning and innovation and organization health and 'use of self'. With fresh material on digitization, OD in SMEs, and competence profiles, this is an indispensable handbook to understanding, communicating and implementing organization development approaches for both experienced practitioners and students.
Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge has over 30 years' experience of delivering transformational change in a range of international organizations, including the BBC and Singapore's public sector agencies. A widely published author and international conference speaker, she was voted a Top Influential Thinker by HR Magazine in 2018 and 2019.
Linda Holbeche is Co-Director of the Holbeche Partnership, Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London Business School, UK, and Visiting Professor at four other UK universities. She acts as consultant on OD, HR, Strategy and Leadership. She is Fellow of Roffey Park and the Institute of Employment Studies and was previously Director of Research and Policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Director of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation. She is the author of The Agile Organization, also published by Kogan Page.In 2021 she was named as one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers by HR Magazine.
* Section - ONE: A practitioner’s guide for Organization Development; * Section - Section 1: OD history and theory overview; * Section - 01: What is OD? Its brief history; * Section - 02: Theories and practices of OD: a theory overview; * Section - Section 2: OD cycle of work; * Section - 03: Theories and practices of OD - the OD cycle and the entry and contracting phase; * Section - 04: Theories and practices of OD - the diagnostic phase; * Section - 05: Theories and practices of OD - the intervention phase; * Section - 06: Theories and practices of OD - the evaluation phase; * Section - Section 3: OD and change; * Section - 07: Living at the edge of chaos and change; * Section - 08: Back-room and front-room change matters; * Section - 09: Can behavioural change be made easy?; * Section - Section 4: The Organization Development practitioner; * Section - 10: The Organization Development practitioner; * Section - 11: Power and politics in Organization Development; * Section - Section 5: Additional thoughts; * Section - 12: What is an organization? What is organization health?; * Section - 13: How to build up your presence and impact on organization life; * Section - TWO: HR in relation to OD: theory and practice; * Section - 14: HR in relation to OD; * Section - 15: Organization Design; * Section - 16: Transformation and culture change; * Section - 17: Building organizational agility and resilience; * Section - 18: A culture conducive to innovation and learning; * Section - 19: Building the context for employee engagement; * Section - 20: Developing effective leadership; * Section - 21: Postscript – towards a better tomorrow; * Section - 22: References and further reading; * Section - 23: Index