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).

The Ivory Tower Opens Up
The ivory tower opens up
AlexandraMichel and KatrinNoefer

Learning Objectives

  • To help you understand the complex structures underlying change initiatives in higher education.
  • To interpret survey data in a meaningful way.
  • To take a consultant's perspective and brainstorm your ideas for improving change projects.

Meeting Between University Management Member and Organization Development (OD) Consultant to Clarify the Consultancies' Offer

Ms. Darborough1 knocked at her boss's office door. “Sorry for the interruption, Peter, but Jennifer McSullivan from Free Way consultancy is here for you. Can I bring her in?” Peter Murphy looked up. “Oh, thank you, Sandra, I was so busy reading our change strategy proposal, that I almost forgot the appointment. Yes, of course, please bring her in.”

When she arrived, Peter stood and welcomed the woman from ...

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