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).

Perceived Organizational Innovativeness Scale
Perceived organizational innovativeness scale

Directions: People and organizations vary a great deal in their innovativeness. Innovativeness has to do with how early in the process of adoption of new ideas, practices, and the like that the individual or organization is likely to accept a change. The statements below refer to some of the ways members of organizations perceive their organizations to be. Please indicate in the box below the degree to which you agree that the statement describes your organization.


Step 1: Add the scores for the following items: 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23.

Step 2: Add the scores for the following items: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24, ...

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