‘Business as usual’ is not a sustainable strategy in the 21st-century workplace. Organisations have to adapt in order to thrive in the contexts of a transforming South Africa and increasing exposure to the global economy. South African and African organisations need interventions based on international knowledge and best practices, but supplemented with African research and application. In Fundamentals of Organisation Development, the authors have combined their extensive local and international experience in the practice of organisation development to present the student, manager and science practitioner with the fundamentals they need to facilitate change initiatives.
Chapter 1: Introduction to organisation development
Chapter 2: The role of the organisation development consultant
Chapter 3: Facilitation skills
Chapter 4: Core theories and models
Chapter 5: The organisation development process
Chapter 6: Organisational diagnosis
Chapter 7: Designing interventions
Chapter 8: Interventions: From the individual to the team
Chapter 9: Organisation-wide/large-scale intervention
Chapter 10: Major developments in organisation development
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The book covers the core concepts of organisation development with a good balance between theory and application, and is accessible to the novice student, manager and science practitioner of OD. Although the practice of organisation development is growing rapidly in South Africa and neighbouring countries, the lack of academic books on the subject for undergraduate students to serve as a foundation in this field poses a challenge. The aim of this book is to address this gap.
• classic organisational development models and theories, combined with latest developments in the field
• case studies in the South African context
• enriched learning activities throughout the text with added reflective questions, multiple choice questions and case studies at the end of each chapter.
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