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Organization Development

A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR

Improve the functioning of individuals, teams, and the organization as a whole with this handbook to the theories, tools and techniques of organization development.
EAN: 9781789667912
Edition: 3
Published:
Format: 240x170
576 pages

About the book

Organization Development (OD) is key to ensuring that organizations and their people can adapt to and engage in ongoing change in today's fast-paced and competitive world. How can those responsible for managing change determine the most appropriate course of action for their organization's needs and maximize capability?

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is an essential guide to the theories, practices, tools and techniques for achieving success. It explores the role of HR in relation to OD, and connected areas such as organization design, building organizational agility and resilience, and culture change.

Alongside international case studies from organizations including Ernst & Young, Nationwide, Lockheed Martin and the University of Sheffield, UK, this revised third edition of Organization Development contains new chapters on building an adaptive culture of learning and innovation and organization health and 'use of self'. With fresh material on digitization, OD in SMEs, and competence profiles, this is an indispensable handbook to understanding, communicating and implementing organization development approaches for both experienced practitioners and students.

About the authors

Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge has over 30 years' experience of delivering transformational change in a range of international organizations, including the BBC and Singapore's public sector agencies. A widely published author and international conference speaker, she was voted a Top Influential Thinker by HR Magazine in 2018 and 2019.

Linda Holbeche is Co-Director of the Holbeche Partnership, Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London Business School, UK, and Visiting Professor at four other UK universities. She acts as consultant on OD, HR, Strategy and Leadership. She is Fellow of Roffey Park and the Institute of Employment Studies and was previously Director of Research and Policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Director of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation. She is the author of The Agile Organization, also published by Kogan Page.


This book deserves a place in every practitioner's reference library.

Robert J. Marshak, Ph.D. Author of Dialogic Process Consulting and Co-Editor of Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change.