• Summary
  • Contents

This comprehensive collection of cases and exercises allows students to practice organization development (OD) skills at the same time as learning about theories of organizational change and human behavior. The first part of the book presents cases about the OD process, and the second part includes cases in organization-wide, team, and individual interventions. The final part provides practical exercises that make the course material come alive through realistic scenarios that organizational change practitioners regularly experience.

This book can be used as a stand-alone text or as an accompaniment to Donald L. Anderson's textbook Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change, Second Edition (ISBN 978-1-4129-8774-5).

Exercises in Organization Development and Change
Exercises in organization development and change

In this part, you will find exercises designed to complement and enhance your understanding of organization development concepts and the cases provided in this book. The following exercises are included here.

  • Contracting With a Client
  • Organization Development Practitioner Skills
  • Data Gathering
  • Giving Feedback
  • Resistance to Change
  • Resistance to Change Scale
  • Cynicism About Organizational Change
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Coaching and Individual Instruments
  • Team Values
  • Team Diagnosis and Intervention
  • Team Facilitation
  • Identifying and Changing Organizational Culture
  • Perceived Organizational Innovativeness Scale
  • Designing and Redesigning Organizations

The chart below demonstrates how these exercises can be used in conjunction with the cases found in the book.

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