Like this presentation? Why not share! Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. The book is written primarily for students who are learning about organization development for the first time. The text relates the student to the real world through the use of numerous illustrations and company examples showing how organization development is being applied in today's organizations. Organization development is an emerging behavioral science discipline that provides a set of methodologies for systematically bringing about high-performing organizations.
The goals of organization development are to make an organization more effective and to enhance the opportunity for the individual to develop his or her potential. It is our view that these organization development goals can best be accomplished by using the experiential approach to learning. This text differs from most organization development OD texts in providing both conceptual and experiential approaches to the study of OD.
A revolution is under way in how individuals use education to improve their performance. Our approach focuses on the development of interpersonal skills. Students are provided with a conceptual framework necessary for understanding the relevant issues in OD. In addition, individuals will actively participate in individual and team exercises that require the application of chapter content to specific organization situations.
This approach is aimed at developing those critical interpersonal skills needed to manage in a changing world. The word that best summarizes our beliefs about teaching and learning is encounter. Encounter captures the importance of engaging with new ideas, and new personalities. It also implies a deeper involvement in the learning process that will produce a lasting impact or meaning.
This text is the first to directly relate student learning experiences in OD with these skills judged by experts to be essential for potential OD practitioners and consultants. As noted in chapter 1, recent studies have been critical of today's business graduates for deficiencies in a number of areas, including communication skills, problem solving, decision-making ability, and leadership potential.
This approach provides coverage of OD topics while also developing student skills in a 'learn by doing' context. Consequently, to create a learning environment for the field of organization development at either the undergraduate or graduate level, the emphasis should be on experience.
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