Description - Bottom-Line Organization Development by Merrill C. Anderson
Organization development practitioners have, for over half a century, engaged with organizations to help them grow and thrive. The artful application of Organization Development (OD) has helped business leaders articulate vision, rethink business processes, create more fluid organization structures and better utilize people's talents. While business leaders and OD practitioners intuitively believe that OD provides valuable results, rigorous measurement of the value delivered has long eluded many OD practitioners. 'Bottom-Line Organization Development' provides powerful tools to capture and measure the financial return on investment (ROI) of OD projects to the business. Given the increasing competition for budget and resources within organizations and the requirements of demonstrating tangible results, the need for such OD measurement tools is very high. But in addition to proving the value of OD projects, integrating evaluation into the change management process itself can actually increase the value of the change initiative because it opens up new ways of capturing and increasing the value of change initiatives. In other words, there is an ROI to ROI.
Merrill Anderson calls this new way of approaching OD "strategic change valuation." The book explains the five steps in the OD value process - diagnosis, design, deployment, evaluation and reflection. In addition, three case studies take readers through the process of applying bottom-line OD to three types of popular strategic change initiatives: executive coaching, organization capability, and knowledge management. Readers will gain a holistic perspective of how to make the seemingly intangible benefits of these initiatives tangible.
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(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Merrill C. Anderson
Dr. Merrill C. Anderson is a business consulting executive, author and educator with twenty years experience improving the performance of people and organizations. Dr. Anderson is currently the chief executive officer of MetrixGlobal LLC, a consulting company that provides clients with performance measurement solutions. He specializes in providing business support groups such as HR, training and OD with performance measurement solutions that increase accountability for bottom-line results. He has held senior executive positions with four Fortune 500 firms including, most recently, senior vice president, human resources and Academy dean for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Dr. Anderson has consulted with over one hundred companies throughout North America and Europe to effectively manage strategic organization change. He has over thirty professional publications and speeches to his credit including the books Strategic Change: Fast Cycle OD and Building Learning Capability Through Outsourcing. Dr. Anderson has taught graduate-level courses at Pepperdine, Antioch and Benedictine universities and soon will begin teaching at Drake University. He earned his doctorate in Psychology at New York University.