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Organisation development : theory and practice

Author: C L Van Tonder; G Roodt
Publisher: Pretoria : Van Schaik, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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The fundamental organisational development (OD) process, which tends to be de-emphasised in the more popular textbooks. Cultivates conceptual interpretation and application skills.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L Van Tonder; G Roodt
ISBN: 9780627026744 0627026745
OCLC Number: 233969311
Description: xix, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: The defining character of OD: A historical perspective on the theory and practice of OD --
Central features: change, process, values and systemic health --
Ethics and/in organisation development --
Part II: Central focus: the OD process: From action research to appreciative inquiry: a paradigm shift in organisation development and change --
Intervention theory and process --
Client systems: entry, contracting, action planning and termination --
The art of diagnosis --
Feedback: change mechanisms and interventions --
Part III: OD: essential intervention: A typology of organisational change interventions, the workhorse of organisational change --
Individual-focused interventions --
Small-group interventions --
Survey research and data feedback --
Socio technical (socio and technical) system interventions --
Comprehensive strategic and learning interventions --
Part IV: Foundations of a "successful" OD: The role and competencies of the OD consultant --
A contextual OD: multicultural, multinational and international --
OD: contemporary and emerging issues --
Consolidating and concluding perspectives --
Organisation development case studies: A brief account from the annals of revolutionary change: fast-cycle change in the information technology sector --
The turnaround strategy of Sasol mining --
Changes in HR recruitment philosophy as driver of perpetual business change --
HRD at Jurong Mining: the need for a coherent and systemic change response to environmental discontinuities --
Rebranding: changing character, changing lanes or changing hands?
Responsibility: Chris van Tonder, Gert Roodt, editors.

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