Implementing a Critical Approach to Organization Development

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This is the first organization development book that is 1)written from a critical feminist perspective, 2)specifically for adult educators and human resource development professionals 3)offers a range of critical interventions and strategies and 4)provides a Critical Action Research Model This book provides an introduction to organization development theory and practice for human resource developers and adult educators. Taking a critical approach to analyzing organization development and change, the book addresses the inherent challenges in mitigating competing interests in the process. The book argues that the world is in trouble and prevailing organization practices are creating more debt, exploiting workers, disenfranchising marginalized groups, polluting the world, exploiting natural resources, perpetuating wars, and deepening poverty. The book provides a framework and strategies for those committed to practicing responsible OD that challenges the system, promotes equity, and improves the status quo.

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The first organization development book: *Written from a critical feminist perspective *Specifically for adult educators and human resource development professionals *Offers a range of critical interventions and strategies *Provides a Critical Action Research Model This book provides an introduction to organization development theory and practice for human resource developers and adult educators. Taking a critical approach to analyzing organization development and change, the book addresses the inherent challenges in mitigating competing interests in the process. The book argues that the world is in trouble and prevailing organization practices are creating more debt, exploiting workers, disenfranchising marginalized groups, polluting the world, exploiting natural resources, perpetuating wars, and deepening poverty. The book provides a framework and strategies for those committed to practicing responsible OD that challenges the system, promotes equity, and improves the status quo.

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