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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive!
"Organization Development" paints a comprehensive picture of the field of organization development. It covers everything an internal or external consultant may need to know when working with clients. The case studies are effective and the layout of the book is easy to follow.
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We ordered this book and were told 7 days...it has been over a month now and still no sign of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice examination of organization development, November 9, 2013
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Steven A. Peterson (Hershey, PA (Born in Kewanee, IL)) - See all my reviews
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This is a relatively brief introduction to the study of organization development (OD). What is organization development? The text notes that (page 2) ". . .an area of academic study and professional practice focused on making organizations better. . . ." This is an interdisciplinary field of study, drawing upon work from business, psychology, human resource management, and so on. The author notes further that (Page 3): "Organization development is the process of increasing organizational effectiveness, and facilitating personal and organizational change through the use of interventions driven by social and behavioral science knowledge."

How does this volume try to outline the study of organization development? First, it covers basic elements of the field. Second, it provides a variety of case studies.

The volume begins by discussing the nature and history and values of OD. Later subjects include the consultation process of OD practitioners, the nature of organizational change, diagnosis of organizations, intervention tactics, sustaining organizational change, and so on.

A useful introduction to the subject. . . .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive!, June 2, 2009
"Organization Development" paints a comprehensive picture of the field of organization development. It covers everything an internal or external consultant may need to know when working with clients. The case studies are effective and the layout of the book is easy to follow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical Grad Student Review, November 4, 2013
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This text served as required reading when I took Dr. Anderson's Organizational Development course during the Spring 2013 quarter at the University of Denver. Despite being largely disappointed with the majority of required reading throughout my graduate study, this was by far the best and most helpful text. Dr. Anderson does a wonderful job of synthesizing what many OD, consulting, and organizational design experts say and compiling it into a solid text. The text combines solid theory with realistic case studies and even personal anecdotes. Instead of being a generic, monotone work, it is almost as if you can hear his voice and passion for the subject. Chapters and sections are very well-organized, making it easy to revisit previous sections. He also provides some solid insider advice and is quite honest about what works and what doesn't. The built-in case studies offer many chances to practice what you just learned. I highly recommend this text to be used in conjunction with Cases and Exercises in Organization Development & Change. Finally, Dr. Anderson does well to appeal to learners with a visual sense by including many easy to follow diagrams and charts.

Perhaps my only critical advice would be to include a section at the end of the text with a graphical organizer which breaks down the different types of interventions and categorizes them by individual, group, and organization.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Organizational Development, March 22, 2011
I am reading this book for a Master's level Organizational Development course at University of Denver. The layout is well-organized (something you would expect in an OD textbook). It is well written and easy to follow. The book covers the definition, history, and core values of OD. It clearly describes what goes into OD consultancy, interventions and the process of leading organizational change. The book uses many excellent case studies as examples to help the reader apply the concepts of OD.

The book is shorter than I expected, yet seems to be a thorough presentation of all the significant aspects of organizational development and the consultant's role in it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Organ. Development, October 12, 2013
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book was in great condition, arrived on time.
The book itself is well written case studies included to help you understand and apply concepts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, September 20, 2013
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I used this book in my class and it was the one that was required for the class. Great book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Organization Development, June 10, 2013
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The book is well put together. It is an easy read with good foundations and a steadly builds on concepts presented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource, June 1, 2012
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Easy to grasp history and key portions of Organizational Development are covered in this text. Case studies bring the subject and chapter to close, often allowing for the reader to put to use the concepts covered. Very interesting and practical.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent copy of the book., September 11, 2011
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This text book arrived quickly and in perfect shape. I did not expect a used book to be in such fabulous condition.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Took over a month to get, February 6, 2013
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We ordered this book and were told 7 days...it has been over a month now and still no sign of it.
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