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).

Where Do We Begin? Selecting an Intervention at the Springfield County Office of Economic Development
Where do we begin? Selecting an intervention at the Springfield County Office of economic development
Donald L.Anderson

Learning Objectives

  • To help you evaluate the issues involved in selecting an intervention.
  • To help you prioritize issues and interventions when multiple areas of change exist.

The Springfield County Office of Economic Development (OED) is responsible for attracting businesses to Springfield County and establishing a friendly climate for new and existing business owners. The OED advocates for out-of-state businesses to establish satellite offices in the county and thereby grow local employment opportunities. The management team consists of 12 managers who supervise regional departments in offices located throughout the county. The regional department staff works with potential client businesses ...

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