Organization Development: Strategies for Changing Environments, Second Edition, aims to help managers of the future successfully plan for and manage changes in the workplace. The book teaches students how to conceptualize and implement planned interventions to increase organizational effectiveness.
Building on the success of the previous edition, Smither, Houston, and McIntire maintain the foundational and historical organization development content while incorporating a number of key changes:
new material on change management, globalization, diversity, sustainability, ethics, talent management, and emotional intelligence;
a greater emphasis on the practical application of the theory;
new case studies focusing on current business dilemmas that align with the chapter objectives.
This edition brings this classic book into the 21st century, making it a valuable resource for students of organizational development, organizational behavior, change management, and leadership.
Robert Smither is Professor of Psychology and Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences at Rollins College, USA. John Houston is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Organizational Behavior Program at Rollins College, USA. Sandra McIntire is Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology at Rollins College, USA.
Part I: The Field of Organization Development 1. An Introduction to Organization Development 2. Organizational Change: Adaptation, Growth, and Development 3. Change Agents Part II: Theory, Research, and Diagnosis 4. Understanding Organizational Architecture 5. Researching the Organization: Data Collection 6. Researching the Organization: Analysis and Feedback Part III: Interventions 7. The Intervention Process 8. Individual Interventions 9. Team Development Interventions 10. Organization-Wide Interventions Part IV: Issues in Organization Development 11. Power and Politics in OD 12. Assessing the Effects of Organizational Change 13. OD in the 21st century