Description - Reinventing Organization Development by David L. Bradford
When the practice of Organization Development emerged more than forty years ago the expectation was it would humanize the work place in ways that would release organizations' human potential to produce higher performance and greater customer satisfaction. In the beginning, OD consultants were frequently positioned high up the organization often as part of the executive hierarchy. In today's environment, the apparent need for the promise of OD has only increased. But OD hasn't lived up to its promise-or potential. Written by the luminaries in the field, this book examines why OD hasn't grown in importance. Why, in fact, has it shrunk, and importantly, what can OD professionals do about it?
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Author Biography - David L. Bradford
David L. Bradford is senior lecturer in organizational behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the dean of the Stanford Executive Program on Leadership. Bradford is the coauthor of the bestselling books Managing for Excellence, Influence Without Authority, and Power Up, all from Jossey-Bass. W. Warner Burke is the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education and coordinator for the graduate programs in social-organizational psychology in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of fourteen books and the winner of numerous awards including The Lippitt Memorial Award, from the American Society for Training and Development.