Organizational Development Essentials You Always Wanted To Know
by Vibrant Publishers, Ankur Mithal
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Pub Date 17 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 08 Dec 2022
- Do the words Organizational Development (OD) intrigue and excite you?
- Do you want to know what role they play in the life of an organization?
- Would you like to know more about what an OD practitioner actually does for an organization?
- What exactly is an OD intervention through which change is introduced into an organization?
Organizational Development Essentials You Always Wanted To Know answers these questions and many more.
It is a ready reckoner for people who would like to know more about the subject but do not know where to start.
It seeks to provide an understanding of the still relatively new and evolving discipline of OD along with its key characteristics, core values, and goals. In order that it is not confused with some other disciplines like Change Management and Human Resource Management, a distinction is also drawn between them.
The book builds the theory of OD around the concept of constant change and suggests that organizations need to move from change that is thrust upon them to change that is planned, with the help of OD interventions.
The book also discusses the 5 stages of OD interventions - Entry, Diagnosis, Implementation, Evaluation, and Institutionalization in detail. The discussion is rounded off by discussing the OD practitioner’s core competencies, skills, ethical issues, and knowledge required as well as the expectations the organization has.
The book is an ideal pick for managers and leaders in organizations who wish to acquaint themselves with all the aspects of OD. It will be a useful guidebook for students and help them explore the field of OD for a prospective career.
This book is part of the Self-Learning Management Series designed to help students, managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons.
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Average rating from 4 members
As a HR professional, this is a valuable resource to read and learn from. It was worth the time, although it did repeat from other books and there wasn’t new information for me in this.