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Organization development : a process of learning and changing

Author: W Warner Burke; Debra A Noumair
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Pearson Education, Inc., [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Organization Development, Third Edition is today's complete overview of the OD discipline for managers, executives, administrators, consultants, and students alike. Fully updated to reflect major changes since the classic Second Edition, it explains how OD is now practiced, and how it is continuing to evolve. The authors illuminate each key theory in the field, giving readers the background they need to translate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)911198053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Warner Burke; Debra A Noumair
ISBN: 9780133892611 0133892611
OCLC Number: 1005684374
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Preface xii Part I: The Field of Organization Development Chapter 1: What Is Organization Development? 1 Chapter 2: Organization Development Then and Now 17 Chapter 3: Where Did Organization Development Come From? 45 Chapter 4: Organization Development as a Process of Change 69 Part II: Understanding Organizations: Diagnosis Chapter 5: Defining the Client: A Different Perspective 101 Chapter 6: Understanding Organizations: The Process of Diagnosis 115 Chapter 7: The Burke-Litwin Model of Organizational Performance and Change 145 Chapter 8: Understanding Organizations: Covert Processes 161 Part III: Changing Organizations Chapter 9: Planning and Managing Change 185 Chapter 10: Understanding and Changing Loosely Coupled Systems 209 Chapter 11: Does Organization Development Work? 239 Chapter 12: The Organization Development Consultant 255 Chapter 13: Coaching and Organization Development 281 Conclusion Chapter 14: Organization Development and the Future 307 References 325 Index 355
Other Titles: Organisation development :
Responsibility: W. Warner Burke, Debra A. Noumair.

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Organization Development, Third Edition is today's complete overview of the OD discipline for managers, executives, administrators, consultants, and students alike. Fully updated to reflect major changes since the classic Second Edition, it explains how OD is now practiced, and how it is continuing to evolve. The authors illuminate each key theory in the field, giving readers the background they need to translate theory into action, make key choices, help organizations learn, and lead change.

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