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).

Coaching and Individual Instruments
Coaching and individual instruments

Instruments are especially effective when individuals can be coached and guided through the interpretation of their own data. In this exercise, you will practice the role of a coach and also experience being coached by a partner.


  • Pair up with a partner. Each of you will take both of the following instruments (on pages 315 and 318) and score them according to the instructions provided. Completing the instrument is necessary for the exercise, but how it is completed is voluntary. If you prefer, you do not need to express your own thoughts but can mark answers according to a pattern or even randomly; your true answers are less important for this exercise. If you choose to mark the ...
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