Organization Development is about using planned interventions to help create high performing cultures. The book explains both the theory and application, and includes guidance on dealing with change, organizational design and working cross-culturally.
Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge is the founder of Quality & Equality Ltd and the author of many organizational 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. Linda Holbeche was previously Research and Policy Director at the CIPD and is currently an independent consultant and researcher in the fields of leadership, human resources, change management and sustainable high performance.
"A wonderful gift to the field of organization development and to OD and HR practitioners of all levels of experience. This book offers a remarkable combination of history of the pioneers, review of important thinkers and theories about organization change and leadership, as well as a how-to resource for the practitioner, including many illuminating case studies." Judy Vogel, OD Practitioner Journal "In these leaner and leaner times, the practical guidance of this book ensures that OD/ HR professionals and organization leaders have the tools and know-how to create and sustain healthy organizations." Dean Royles, Director, NHS Employers "Mee-Yan's passion as an educator shines through on every page. She provides the theory from which practitioners can design impactful interventions." Dame Julie Mellor, Partner, Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers "An excellent compendium of essential OD and HR theories, approaches and practices to help practitioners understand what is involved in, and how to go about, planned organizational change." Robert J Marshak, PhD, Author of Covert Processes at Work and Organizational Change: Views from the edge "The book comes into its own by clearly differentiating what benefits OD brings but being careful to point out that it is vital to go through a series of steps rather than trying to jump in mid way through as we're probably all tempted to do at times." HR Network (Scotland) "The 'postscript section'...provides a very useful, almost crib-like option for the reader to get an overview of what the subject is about." HR Network (Scotland)