Synopses & Reviews
This casebook provides a comprehensive look at the essentials of organizational development practice. Cases are grouped under four perspectives that together provide students with the background they need to be successful in the full range of organizational development activities they will encounter as practitioners. Cases range from the types of everyday issues students will confront on the job to more unusual situations that offer more challenge. In addition, a long case involves them in an integrative experience that covers the full range of organizational development activities.
Table of Contents
Perspective I. OD AND ODERS IN CONVENTIONAL SETTINGS CREATING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORK CULTURE: THE BOEING DULUTH STORY. This Matter Needs Attention Now! A Troubled Transit Line. Be Sure to Bring Along Plenty of Shells! A Grumble or a Meta-Grumble? Choosing Your Degree of Risk. Evaluating a Deans Performance. Family Life from an OD Perspective. Go or No-Go? Keep It Quiet, Guys! Jack, Your Comments Are Neither Responsive nor Helpful. Volunteer Turnover in ASO. Should You Help Build a Team? If So, How? Who Is the Client? Transitioning Toward a Team-Based Organization. Six Events in the Life of a New Voluntary Agency. Organization Termination in the Nonprofit Setting. So, How Do You See Yourself as an OD Consultant? Western Transducer Corporation. Perspective II. ODERS IN UNUSUAL AND EVEN EXOTIC SETTINGS WHEN THE CLIENT DIES. Consulting at a Distance. A Cast-Iron Sponge of a Client. A Second Kind of Crisis. Is the Issue Confidentiality? Itll Only Be for a Short Time. Measuring Your OD Consultant. Oh, Hes So Strong! Smelling a Consultant Ratbert. The Yellow Envelope on the Floor. Welcome to Town, Big Guy! Leaving "The Source." Shadow Consulting to an OD Consultant. Perspective III. LEADING ORGANIZATION CHANGE VIA ACTION RESEARCH: AN INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH A SINGLE CASE. Jake White. Perspective IV. A STATEMENT OF VALUES AND ETHICS BY PROFESSIONALS IN ORGANIZATION AND HUMAN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT.