Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR, Third Edition

  • 11h 6m
  • Linda Holbeche, Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development is an essential guide to the theories, practices, tools and techniques for achieving success. It explores the role of HR in relation to OD, and connected areas such as organization design, building organizational agility and resilience, and culture change.

Alongside international case studies from organizations including Ernst & Young, Nationwide, Lockheed Martin and the University of Sheffield, UK, this revised third edition of Organization Development contains new chapters on building an adaptive culture of learning and innovation and organization health and 'use of self'. With fresh material on digitization, OD in SMEs, and competence profiles, this is an indispensable handbook to understanding, communicating and implementing organization development approaches for both experienced practitioners and students.

About the Authors

Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge is the founder of Quality & Equality Ltd and the author of many organisational development articles. She speaks, writes and delivers most of the OD training programmes in the UK and was voted one of the 25 most influential thinkers in HR by HR Magazine in 2008.

Dr Linda Holbeche is Co-Director of the Holbeche Partnership, Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London Business School, UK, and Visiting Professor at four other UK universities. She acts as consultant on OD, HR, Strategy and Leadership. She is Fellow of Roffey Park and the Institute of Employment Studies and was previously Director of Research and Policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Director of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation. She is the author of The Agile Organization, also published by Kogan Page.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What is OD? Its Brief History
  • Theories and Practices of OD—A Theory Overview
  • Theories and Practices of OD—The OD Cycle and the Entry and Contracting Phase
  • Theories and Practices of OD—The Diagnostic Phase
  • Theories and Practices of OD—The Intervention Phase
  • Theories and Practices of OD—The Evaluation Phase
  • Living at the Edge of Chaos and Change
  • Back-Room and Front-Room Change Matters
  • Can Behavioural Change Be Made Easy?
  • The Organization Development Practitioner
  • Power and Politics in Organization Development
  • What is an Organization? What is Organization Health?
  • How to Build up Your Presence and Impact on Organization Life
  • HR in Relation to OD
  • Organization Design
  • Transformation and Culture Change
  • Building Organizational Agility and Resilience
  • A Culture Conducive to Innovation and Learning
  • Building the Context for Employee Engagement
  • Developing Effective Leadership
  • Postscript – Towards a Better Tomorrow
  • References and Further Reading