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Organization Development

Organization Development

A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR

Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Linda Holbeche

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Create high-performing cultures with this book that both explains the theory of OD and includes practical guidance on dealing with change, organizational design and working cross-culturally.

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About the book

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is a guide to the basic principles of effective organization development. A compendium of theories, practices, diagnostics techniques and figures, it provides practical advice for identifying an organization's needs and determining the most appropriate course of action to maximize organizational capability. It provides an overview of the history and theory of OD and addresses the various phases, the role of the practitioner, aspects of power and politics, and the human resources context. The book also discusses organizational design, culture change, managing transformational change, and developing effective leadership.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this fully updated new edition of Organization Development now includes coverage of complexity and chaos theory, new case studies describing OD practices and attitudes in countries outside of the US and UK, and new chapters on change and culture and on employee engagement and wellbeing. The authors also have added emphasis on the collaborations between OD and HR functions. It provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: A practitioner’s guide for Organization Development;
    • Chapter - 01: What is OD? Its brief history;
    • Chapter - 02: Theories and practices of OD: a theory overview;
    • Chapter - 03: Theories and practices of OD: the OD cycle and the entry and contracting phase;
    • Chapter - 04: Theories and practices of OD: the diagnostic phase;
    • Chapter - 05: Theories and practices of OD: the intervention phase;
    • Chapter - 06: Theories and practices of OD: the evaluation phase;
    • Chapter - 07: Living at the edge of chaos of change;
    • Chapter - 08: Back room and front room change matters;
    • Chapter - 09: Can behavioural change be made easy?;
    • Chapter - 10: The Organization Development practitioner;
    • Chapter - 11: Power and politics and Organization Development;
  • Section - TWO: HR in relation to OD: practice examples;
    • Chapter - 12: HR in relation to OD;
    • Chapter - 13: Organization Design;
    • Chapter - 14: Transformation and culture change;
    • Chapter - 15: Building organizational agility and resilience;
    • Chapter - 16: Building the context for employee engagement;
    • Chapter - 17: Developing effective leadership



Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749470173
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd May 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 240x160
  • 448 pages

About the Author

Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge is the founder of Quality & Equality Ltd. She speaks, writes and delivers most of the OD training programmes in the UK and was voted one of the 25 most influential thinkers in HR by HR Magazine in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Linda Holbeche is co-director of The Centre for Progressive Learning at London Metropolitan University, director of The Holbeche Partnership, a development consulting company, and adjunct professor at Imperial College London's Business School. She is the author of The Agile Organization (also published by Kogan Page).


Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge


Linda Holbeche


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