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 8: Engineering Culture Change with Strategic Initiatives
- To understand the sense-making process involved in qualitative research.
- To analyze and interpret qualitative data by developing major themes from interview data.
- To understand how to transform themes into arguments or conclusions, supporting them with data.
- To begin the process of turning conclusions into practitioner advice.
Interviewing is a common method of data collection for consulting. The following case details an organizational consulting context, a consulting goal, an interview instrument, and three interview data samples in an effort to provide an experience with the data collection and data analysis steps associated with this method. Ultimately, the goal of this case study is to begin the data analysis stages of interview data. To do so, the consultant ...