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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).

Introduction

Introduction
Introduction

Organization development (OD) is a process of increasing organizational effectiveness and facilitating personal and organizational change through the use of interventions driven by social and behavioral science knowledge. Organization development is a practical field that encourages the practitioner to marry the mastery of theory with the application of it. As an OD practitioner, you will bring your knowledge of a wide range of research and theories about management practices, organizational change, motivation, human resource practices, concepts and theories of organization development, and more to bear on real situations with real participants. Your expertise in these areas will translate into actionable implications for your clients. As a result, the choices you make as a practitioner have real consequences to the organizations that implement your proposals.

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