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).

When a Contract Is Not Enough
When a contract is not enough
MargaretDicocco and Matthew J.Borneman

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize the importance of creating a clear and comprehensive contract that is equitable to both the client and the consulting firm.
  • To recognize the need to evaluate and define both the consulting firm's and potential client's organization value structure prior to contracting.
  • To recognize the value of good communication practices throughout a project including the potential of changing contractual obligations based on changing organization needs.

Consulting Organization Overview

The Consulting Organization

Deep within America's heartland resides a small, private consulting firm housed within a graduate psychology program. Designed to act as a practicum for graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in applied psychology, the firm functions as an independent entity within the university. Organization members ...

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