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).
Case 23: Who's Making the Decisions at Livingston University?
- To better understand the complexitites of teamwork.
- To recognize how position and power can influence group interactions.
- To demonstrate the need for effective communication in achieving group outcomes.
Background on Livingston University
Livingston University is a leading technological university with an emphasis on research. It has a total enrollment of 2,150 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students with about 250 full-time faculty. Its broad-based curriculum focuses on entrepreneurialism and cross-disciplinary research, contributing to its excellent reputation for which it has been cited by several nationally recognized ranking entities. Livingston also makes considerable effort to develop collaborative partnerships, both externally between and among businesses, government, and other universities, as well as internally across departments, in ...