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A Field Guide for Organisation Development : Taking Theory into Practice.

Author: Ed Griffin; Mike Alsop; Martin Saville; Grahame Smith
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through contributions from leading organisation development practitioners with unparalleled experience, A Field Guide for Organisation Development answers four questions: What is OD and why does it matter? Where does OD fit and who does it? How do you actually do OD? How do you know if it's worked and prove the benefit?This book provides a bridge between the theory and history of OD and the actual work of those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Griffin; Mike Alsop; Martin Saville; Grahame Smith
ISBN: 9781409440505 1409440508 9781472401632 1472401638
OCLC Number: 871776171
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages)
Contents: Contents: Foreword; Introduction; What is organisation development? An introduction to the field, Ed Griffin; HR and organisation development: a match made in heaven or the odd couple?, Angela Baron; The practitioner at the heart of OD: the role of the individual, Martin Saville; The reality of organisational life: working at the edges and in the spaces in between, Mike Alsop; Working with chaos and complexity: an OD practitioner's perspective, Andy Smith; Underpinning OD practice with data: using data wisely, James Traeger; Working with groups in organisations: 'could you come and do something with my team?', Penny Lock; Large group interventions: a potent alchemy, Sue Belgrave; Culture and OD: appreciating the 'unseen hand' governing behaviour in organisations, Paul Brewerton and Grahame Smith; Planning and managing complex change: where OD meets project management, Niki Dalton; Working with external consultants: smart contracting and consulting, Kate Mulcahy; Measuring and evaluating OD: return on investment?, Liz Finney and Jo Hennessy; Index.

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