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).

Contracting for Success: Scoping Large Organizational Change Efforts
Contracting for success: Scoping large organizational change efforts
Laurie K.Cure and MarilynSchock

Learning Objectives

  • To support your understanding of OD competencies in the entry phase that enhance collaboration and results.
  • To assist you in analyzing and organizing complex data and information in the contracting process.
  • To identify core interventions, conditions, and deliverables from the engagement that need to be incorporated into the contracting process.

Robert stopped his car and sat quietly in the physician's parking lot located on the north side of the hospital. It was a picturesque August morning. The sun was shining and the summer flowers on the 29-acre campus were in full bloom. Despite the beauty of the day, he couldn't help but take a deep breath and release a ...

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