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Organization development: [electronic resource] its nature, origins, and prospects [by] Warren G. Bennis.

By: Bennis, Warren G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Addison-Wesley series: organization development.Publisher: Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. [1969]Description: viii, 87 p. 22 cm.ISBN: 0201005239; 9780201005233.Subject(s): Organizational change | Changement organisationnel | Organisatieontwikkeling | Organisation | OrganisationsentwicklungAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Organization development.; Online version:: Organization development.DDC classification: 301.1832 Other classification: 85.10 | CW 4500 | QP 340 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Foreword / Edgar H. Schein, Richard Beckhard, Warren G. Bennis -- Preface -- 1. Organization development : what it is and what it isn't -- 2. The basic conditions which create the need for organization development -- 3. Questions and answers : organization development : part I: the professionals -- 4. Questions and answers : organization development : part I: the practitioners -- 5. The problem of "sensitivity training" -- 6. Reconsiderations -- References and selected bibliography.
Summary: This book presents a very broad survey of the history and present practice of organization development. How and why did it come about, what is it, and what are some of the major unresolved issues in organization development? It is a systematic attempt to describe the various strategies and tactics employed in different kinds of organization development efforts. The author tries to build a general framework within most organization development programs can be located.
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Bibliography: p. 83-87.

Foreword / Edgar H. Schein, Richard Beckhard, Warren G. Bennis -- Preface -- 1. Organization development : what it is and what it isn't -- 2. The basic conditions which create the need for organization development -- 3. Questions and answers : organization development : part I: the professionals -- 4. Questions and answers : organization development : part I: the practitioners -- 5. The problem of "sensitivity training" -- 6. Reconsiderations -- References and selected bibliography.

This book presents a very broad survey of the history and present practice of organization development. How and why did it come about, what is it, and what are some of the major unresolved issues in organization development? It is a systematic attempt to describe the various strategies and tactics employed in different kinds of organization development efforts. The author tries to build a general framework within most organization development programs can be located.

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