An Experiential Approach to Organization Development by Donald R Brown

By Donald R Brown

For classes in association improvement, Organizational habit and Organizational swap. An Experiential method of association improvement offers either a conceptual and experiential method of the examine of Organizational improvement with a spotlight on constructing interpersonal talents. It offers scholars a finished, real looking, leading edge, and useful creation to the sector, which makes it the main scholar pleasant textual content out there.

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They must recognize how sharply norms are defined and how strongly they are enforced. The less an individual can relate the new situation to previous situations, the greater the feelings of anxiety and discomfort. The more the individual can meet expectations, the less the feelings of anxiety and discomfort. Some organizations assign current employees to act as mentors to new employees. W. L. Gore & Associates (discussed in more detail in Chapter 13) assigns each person hired by the company a sponsor who acts as a mentor.

The state of disequilibrium may result from growth or decline or from competitive, technological, legal, or social changes in the external environment. There must be a felt need, because only felt needs convince individuals to adopt new ways. ” When a new CEO of AT&T Corporation took over, he made it clear to top executives that it was not business as usual. In his first week as CEO, he brought in the company’s top 20 officers to tell them that the company’s tradition of keeping people in top jobs as long as they didn’t mess up was over.

6. , Wall Street or The Firm) and identify the organizational culture and norms it embodies. 7. Identify and explain the five stages of organization development. KEY WORDS AND CONCEPTS • Action Research Model • Change Leader • Client • Creative Individualism • External Practitioner • Internal Practitioner • Norms • Organization Culture • Organization Development (OD) • OD Practitioner • OD Specialist • Peripheral Norms • Pivotal Norms • Psychological Contract • Socialization ISBN: 0-536-63893-4 An Experiential Approach to Organization Development, Seventh Edition, by Donald R.

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