New PDF release: An Experiential Approach to Organization Development

By Donald R Brown

ISBN-10: 013144168X

ISBN-13: 9780131441682

For classes in association improvement, Organizational habit and Organizational swap. An Experiential method of association improvement offers either a conceptual and experiential method of the examine of Organizational improvement with a spotlight on constructing interpersonal abilities. It provides scholars a accomplished, sensible, leading edge, and useful advent to the sphere, which makes it the main scholar pleasant textual content out there.

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Organization development involves the long-term, system-wide application of behavioral science techniques to increase organization effectiveness. OD works on the idea that organizational change involves improving the way people work together on teams and the way team activities are integrated with organizational goals. REVIEW QUESTIONS 1. How would you define “organization development”? 2. How does OD differ from a single-change technique such as management training? 3. Identify and demonstrate the uses of the psychological contract.

3M’s 15 percent rule allows its people to spend up to 15 percent of the work week on anything as long as it is product related. The most famous example to come out of this is the Post-it note. The pace of this change is relentless, and increasing past sources of competitive advantage, such as economies of scale and huge advertising budgets, is no longer as effective in the new competitive landscape. Moreover, the traditional managerial approach can no longer lead a firm to economic leadership. See the following OD in Practice to learn what Trilogy Software is doing to become a successful company of the future.

Brown and Don Harvey. Published by Prentice Hall. Copyright © 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc. 2 The Changing Organization of the Twenty-first Century Competitive Uncertainty • Regulations • Prices • Suppliers New Competitors • Domestic • Multinational The Organization of the Twenty-First Century • Faster • Quality Conscious • Employee Involvement • Customer Oriented • Smaller Technology • New Products • New Technologies Changing Consumers • Lifestyles • Trends THE EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT It is not within the scope of this book to provide a detailed history of organization development, but a brief explanation of the evolution of the field may give you a better understanding of its application today.

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