Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader

3.88 avg rating
( 66 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780787984267: Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Organization Development is a one-stop guide to the world of planned change. Organization development has a powerful and influential heritage, solid core, evolving applications and approaches, and a vital role to play in today's global, fast-paced world of constant change. This volume immerses readers deeply in organization development's power and possibilities.

Newcomers to the field can read the book cover to cover and explore organization development's foundation, scope, focus, purpose, and methods. Experienced consultants and change agents will find chapters that capture best thinking on key topics--resources for fine-tuning skills, learning about intervention options, envisioning organization development's future, or reflecting on the larger issues in growth and change. Leaders and managers will find the resources they need to understand the route to organizational health and effectiveness, and to develop, launch, and nourish successful change efforts.

This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series. The collection of chapters will introduce you to the key thinkers and contributors in organization development including Ed Lawler, Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Richard Hackman, Jay Galbraith, Cooperrider, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bolman & Deal, Kouzes & Posner, and Ed Schein, among others.  The editor's interludes and organization of the book will help you appreciate the foundations and the growth of OD as a field and as a method of planned change.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

This is a book about the power and possibilities of organization development and planned change. It celebrates OD's proud legacy of embracing the social and behavioral sciences in service to individual and organizational growth.  It acknowledges OD's contributions to theory and practice: understanding how organizations work and developing methods for their improvement.  It charts the evolution and impact of a field that set out more than half a century ago to release human potential at work and foster the role of learning and renewal in organizations.
 
The book is intended as a resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners.  Those new to the field can read cover-to-cover and explore OD's history, foundation, scope, purpose, methods, and possibilities.  Experienced practitioners will find chapters that capture best thinking on a range of topics - resources for fine-tuning skills, learning about intervention options, envisioning OD's future, or reflecting on the larger issues in growth and change. 
            
This book is intentionally inclusive in content: it identifies not-to-be-missed classics in the OD literature (and provides a full listing of original source materials for those who want to read more), as well as pieces that stretch the field's traditional boundaries. It applauds an approach to planned change that has expanded in scope and possibility along with the changing nature of organizations, the environment, and theoretical advances in the organizational and social sciences. 

The chapters in this volume promote an understanding of OD as a diverse set of approaches to organizational health and effectiveness in an increasingly competitive and complex world. Taken together, they remind readers that organization development is more than tools and techniques.  OD's core values - participation, openness to learning, equity and fairness, valid information, informed choice, shared commitment - can foster processes that engage people in useful and significant ways to address a wide range of operational, technical, and strategic concerns.  OD artfully weds process with content in a search for lasting solutions to tough challenges. 

From the Back Cover:

Organization Development is a one-stop guide to the world of planned change. Newcomers to the field can read the book cover to cover and explore organization development's foundation, scope, focus, purpose, and methods. Experienced consultants and change agents will find chapters that capture best thinking on key topics--resources for fine-tuning skills, learning about intervention options, envisioning organization development's future, or reflecting on the larger issues in growth and change. Leaders and managers will find the resources they need to understand the route to organizational health and effectiveness, and to develop, launch, and nourish successful change efforts. Organization development has a powerful and influential heritage, solid core, evolving applications and approaches, and a vital role to play in today's global, fast-paced world of constant change. This volume immerses readers deeply in organization development's power and possibilities.

Contributors include: Billie Alban, Chris Argyris, Ron Ashkenas, John R. Austin, Jean M. Bartunek, Franklin Becker, Richard Beckhard, Beth Benjamin, Peter Block, Gene Boccialetti, Lee G. Bolman, David L. Bradford, Barbara Bunker, W. Warner Burke, Bernard Burnes, Jay Conger, David L. Cooperrider, Terrence E. Deal, Linda Dickens, Peter F. Drucker, Jane E. Dutton, Peter J. Frost, Marshall Goldsmith, Jay Galbraith, Joan V. Gallos, Marc S. Gerstein, Louis "Tex" Gunning, Phil Harkins, Stuart L. Hart, Todd Jick, Jason M. Kanov, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Steve Kerr, John Kotter, James Kouzes, Edward E. Lawler, Jacoba M. Lilius, Sally Maitlis, Robert J. Marshak, Keith Merron, Philip H. Mirvis, Howard Morgan, David A. Nadler, Glenn M. Parker, Barry Posner, Joseph A. Raelin, Michael J. Sales, Edgar H. Schein, Roger Schwarz, Leslie E. Sekerka, Peter M. Senge, Fritz Steele, David A. Thomas, William R. Torbert, Dave Ulrich, Karen Watkins, Marvin Weisbord, Alan Weiss, Monica C. Worline

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 55.00
US$ 27.75

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 11.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gallos, Joan V
Published by John Wiley and#38; Sons (2006)
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and#38; Sons, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FW-9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English. Brand new Book. This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series, Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader. This collection will introduce the key thinkers and contributors in organization development including Ed Lawler, Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Richard Hackman, Jay Galbraith, Cooperrider, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bolman & Deal, Kouzes & Posner, and Ed Schein, among others. "Without reservations I recommend this volume to those students of organizational behavior who want an encyclopedia of OD to gain a perspective on the past, present, and future." Jonathan D. Springer of the American Psychological Association. Seller Inventory # AAH9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English. Brand new Book. This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series, Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader. This collection will introduce the key thinkers and contributors in organization development including Ed Lawler, Peter Senge, Chris Argyris, Richard Hackman, Jay Galbraith, Cooperrider, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bolman & Deal, Kouzes & Posner, and Ed Schein, among others. "Without reservations I recommend this volume to those students of organizational behavior who want an encyclopedia of OD to gain a perspective on the past, present, and future." Jonathan D. Springer of the American Psychological Association. Seller Inventory # AAH9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0787984264. Seller Inventory # ST0787984264

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Joan V. Gallos
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Editor: Joan V. Gallos
Published by John Wiley and Sons
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0787984264

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Joan V. Gallos (editor), Edgar H. Schein (foreword)
Published by Wiley 2006-09-08, San Francisco, Calif. :|Chichester (2006)
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley 2006-09-08, San Francisco, Calif. :|Chichester, 2006. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by John Wiley & Sons (2006)
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780787984267_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Jossey-Bass (2006)
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 3
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2006. Condition: New. 2006. 1st Edition. Paperback. This is the third book in the Jossey-Bass Reader series, Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader. Editor(s): Gallos, Joan V. Series: Jossey-Bass Business and Management Reader Series. Num Pages: 1088 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: KJM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 226 x 155 x 47. Weight in Grams: 1412. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Gallos, Joan V.
ISBN 10: 0787984264 ISBN 13: 9780787984267
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780787984267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book