Organization Development Classics. The Practice and Theory of Change––The Best of the OD Practitioner

  • ID: 2214588
  • Book
  • 308 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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From the very first issue to the present, the Organization Development Practitioner has been the premier publication of the organization development profession. Its articles?works by such leading–edge practitioners as Burke, Beckhard, Shepard, and Weisbord ?have done no less than define organization development and envision its future. Many of these articles are now considered classics. And for the first time they are assembled here, all in one volume, for practitioners and aspirants to the field to study, learn from, and enjoy again and again.
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"With this collection of articles, I now have a resource that gives the consultants I coach and mentor some sense of the breadth and depth of the work that has been accomplished in organization development. It will provide an excellent foundation for their learning. Thank you for your contribution to the field; you have made my job so much easier!" (Marilee Nauman, senior consultant, Arthur D. Little)

"This selection of articles from the Organization Development Practitioner, our ′public diary,′ gives us a wonderful glimpse into the hearts and minds of people who deeply care about this field of work. It allows us to track the evolving consciousness of practitioners from a kaleidoscopic set of perspectives and in so doing, it comes close to capturing our essence." (Tony Petrella, organizational consultation and executive counseling)

"Timeless, poetic and wise, the articles recaptured in this remarkable volume beg to be read again and again, a much for their spirit as for their practicality. This collection defines our roots, yet in its timelessness points the way to the road ahead for the theory and practice of organization development." (Gary E. Jusela, corporate director, organization development, The Boeing Company)

"This book is an exceptional contribution to the OD field. Long overdue, it fills a significant void in OD literature. It is essential reading for anyone interested in change management, both novice and experienced practitioner." (Peter F. Sorensen, Jr., director, Ph.D. program in organization development, Benedictine University)

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