"Cheung-Judge and Holbeche have given 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. …Cheung-Judge ...explores the complex and ambiguous role of OD practitioners in their efforts to provide effective consulting help to their enormously complex organizations. …Holbeche frames her perspective on HR in relation to OD by exploring the current challenges facing HR professionals in their role as critical supports to organization leaders. …Cheung-Judge and Holbeche have written a coherent, comprehensive, and practical review of thought leaders, theories, and methods of OD and HR; and they have made a compelling case for the importance of greater integration and collaboration of the two disciplines in support of their organizations' successes. …a valuable companion to both OD and HR professionals… …insightful and useful." --Judy Vogel, OD Practitioner
"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
"Cheung-Judge, who speaks, writes, and delivers organization development training programs in the UK, and Holbeche, an author, speaker, consultant, and researcher, supply students and organization development and human resources practitioners...with a guide to the basic principles of effective organization development. They overview its history and theory, various phases, the role of the practitioner, aspects of power and politics, and human resources context, with discussion of organizational design, culture change, managing transformational change, and developing effective leadership." --Book News Inc.
"[A]s a textbook and reference book for people interested in OD this book is good value, and worthy of a place on the practitioner's bookshelf." --Pete Sayers
About the Author
Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge is the founder of Quality & Equality Ltd and the author of many articles on organizational development. She speaks, writes and delivers OD training programs in the UK and was voted one of the 25 most influential thinkers in HR by HR Magazine in 2008. Visit the Q&E website to read Mee-Yan's monthly blog and listen to her podcasts.
Linda Holbeche was previously Research and Policy Director at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is currently an independent consultant and researcher in the fields of leadership, human resources, change management and sustainable high performance.