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Bottom-Line Organization Development

Bottom-Line Organization Development

Author: Merrill Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136426148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Organization development practitioners have, for over half a century, engaged with organizations to help them grow and thrive. The artful application of Organization Development (OD) has helped business leaders articulate vision, rethink business processes, create more fluid organization structures and better utilize people's talents. While business leaders and OD practitioners intuitively believe that OD provides valuable results, rigorous measurement of the value delivered has long eluded many OD practitioners. 'Bottom-Line Organization Development' provides powerful tools to capture and measure the financial return on investment (ROI) of OD projects to the business. Given the increasing competition for budget and resources within organizations and the requirements of demonstrating tangible results, the need for such OD measurement tools is very high. But in addition to proving the value of OD projects, integrating evaluation into the change management process itself can actually increase the value of the change initiative because it opens up new ways of capturing and increasing the value of change initiatives. In other words, there is an ROI to ROI. Merrill Anderson calls this new way of approaching OD "strategic change valuation." The book explains the five steps in the OD value process - diagnosis, design, deployment, evaluation and reflection. In addition, three case studies take readers through the process of applying bottom-line OD to three types of popular strategic change initiatives: executive coaching, organization capability, and knowledge management. Readers will gain a holistic perspective of how to make the seemingly intangible benefits of these initiatives tangible.

Bottom-Line Organization Development

Bottom-Line Organization Development

Author: Merrill Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136426155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 498

Organization development practitioners have, for over half a century, engaged with organizations to help them grow and thrive. The artful application of Organization Development (OD) has helped business leaders articulate vision, rethink business processes, create more fluid organization structures and better utilize people's talents. While business leaders and OD practitioners intuitively believe that OD provides valuable results, rigorous measurement of the value delivered has long eluded many OD practitioners. 'Bottom-Line Organization Development' provides powerful tools to capture and measure the financial return on investment (ROI) of OD projects to the business. Given the increasing competition for budget and resources within organizations and the requirements of demonstrating tangible results, the need for such OD measurement tools is very high. But in addition to proving the value of OD projects, integrating evaluation into the change management process itself can actually increase the value of the change initiative because it opens up new ways of capturing and increasing the value of change initiatives. In other words, there is an ROI to ROI. Merrill Anderson calls this new way of approaching OD "strategic change valuation." The book explains the five steps in the OD value process - diagnosis, design, deployment, evaluation and reflection. In addition, three case studies take readers through the process of applying bottom-line OD to three types of popular strategic change initiatives: executive coaching, organization capability, and knowledge management. Readers will gain a holistic perspective of how to make the seemingly intangible benefits of these initiatives tangible.

Organization Development

Organization Development

Author: Donald L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 469

Organization Development covers the latest research in organizational development interventions and the consulting process. It differs from current texts available by including more case studies and exercises for students to use in applying theoretical material to practical situtuations. This additional material makes the text more relevent and offers instructors the ability to use one volume instead of placing materials on reserve or asking students to purchase multiple texts.

Organization Development

Organization Development

Author: Karl Albrecht

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015006368685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 826

Recommends techniques for managers for assessing the functioning of an organization, determining the areas that need improvement, and implementing changes in the organization according to a logical plan

Organization Development and Transformation

Organization Development and Transformation

Author: Wendell L. French

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: UCSC:32106019555181

Category: Organizational change

Page: 604

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Organization Development and Transformation is a paperback collection of 46 readings that focuses on how people and organizations and people in organizations function, and how to make them function better. This new edition includes coverage of classic OD articles, new cutting edge coverage of topics such as self-directed teams, centers of excellence and learning organizations.

Global Organization Development

Global Organization Development

Author: Therese F. Yaeger

Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000087217349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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The purpose of this book is to address one of the most rapidly growing and important areas in the field of organization development. Despite its importance, relatively little is known about international and global organization development. This book is designed to summarize and apply the existing knowledge in international and global organization development in such a fashion as to provide insight, knowledge, and application in a way that is most helpful to the organization development professional who is interested in, or working in, the field. The book incorporates models of cultural differences, which are identified and expanded in terms of the implications for the practice of organization development. (1) It explores cultural values in terms of differences in resistance to change, the nature of leadership roles, organizational structure and the application of such organization development techniques as team building, survey feedback, job redesign, and large group methods. (2) It explore successes in both developed and developing countries. (3) It provides a list of competencies both for basic knowledge and skills and their extension to international work. It explores the match between organization development interventions and national cultural values. (4) It explores the role of economic development and legal and political structures for global organization development practitioners. It deals with the issue of culture specific versus universal organization development techniques. (5) It incorporates stories from pioneers in the field as well as more recent members of the organization development community. (6) It uses illustrations from award-winning international projects. (7) It draws on a substantial amount of work undertaken by the authors including over one hundred interviews with leading organization development professionals, surveys of organization development professionals, articles and books on international/global organization development and the authors' own international research including an awardwinning international case.

Practicing Organization Development

Practicing Organization Development

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: Pfeiffer

ISBN: PSU:000053797704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 622

View: 961

Enhanced with exhibits, activities, instruments, case studies, and more, each section of this indispensable resource shows you how to implement the change process. The editors, themselves leaders in the field of OD, include insights from a wide variety of well-known practitioners. You'll get valuable tips on: Defining OD Marketing OD services Planning and conducting an intervention Assessing the effort and gathering feedback Conducting large-scale and small-scale interventions Using OD methods internationally Maintaining ethical standards in OD . . . and much more! In addition, the book outlines the eight steps in action research: entry, start-up, assessment and feedback, action planning, intervention, evaluation, adoption, and separation. You'll learn the methods for applying each step and the competencies required to successfully conduct each one. Practicing Organization Development is packed with useful, current, proven direction on applying OD principles in the real world--order your copy today!