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A New eBook Resource for OD Practitioners:“Organization Development in Practice”

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 28, 2016

A New eBook Resource for OD Practitioners:"Organization Development in Practice”

20160124_155051_27016.jpgWASHINGTON, DC – The Organization Development Network has just released a new eBook, "Organization Development in Practice,” that brings together experienced OD professionals who share their methods for developing more effective and resilient organizations, enabling organizational and social change, and being responsive to continuous change.

Sandra Janoff writes about her experiences facilitating Future Search with native Hawaiians, those impacted by the conflicts in Sudan, and Catholic and Protestant civic leaders in Derry- Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Billie T. Alban and Barbara Benedict Bunker describe the first and second wave of OD methods and their perspective on what is happening in the 21st century.

Terri Egan, Julie Chesley and Suzanne Lahl propose that a critical and integrative neurobiological perspective holds the potential to advance OD in two ways: what we do (i.e., the nature and quality of our ability to assess and intervene in service of more effective organizations and a better world) and who we are (i.e., our competencies, resilience, and agility as practitioners).

Mark Monchek, Lynnea Brinkerhoff and Michael Pergola explore how to foster resiliency, the ability to respond effectively to change or challenges. They examine the inherent potential of resilient organizations to reinvent themselves by understanding their social networks, using design thinking and utilizing the fundamentals of action research in a process called the Culture of Opportunity that leverages the talent, relationships, knowledge, capital and communications that are largely fragmented and disconnected in most organizations.

Denise Easton describes what emerges at the intersection of OD and enterprise knowledge management, where a collaborative partnership accelerates the understanding, development and transformation of dynamic, techno-centric systems of knowledge, information, learning and networks found in 21st century organizations.

Paul D. Tolchinsky offers new ways of developing, nurturing, and leveraging intrapreneurialship in organizations. Most organizations underutilize the capabilities and the entrepreneurial spirit of employees. Tolchinsky describes how to unleash the entrepreneurial energy that exists in most companies. In addition, he offers five suggestions organizations can implement, drawing on several examples from corporations such as Zappos, FedEx, HCL Technologies and companies developing internal Kick Starters and crowd-sourcing platforms.

The other authors include: John D. Adams, Bjorn Martinoff, M.S. Rao, Raju Mandhyan, Jeana Wirtenberg, Fred Nickols, Rachel Kraemer, Thomas G. Ragland and Rachel Ragland.

The editors of this book include: William J. Rothwell, Jacqueline M. Stavros, Roland L. Sullivan and John D. Vogelsang.

The "Organization Development in Practice” eBook is available for purchase at Purchase the eBook for a nominal fee of $6.99 for members of the OD Network and $11.99 for non-members.


About the Organization Development Network

The Organization Development Network (OD Network) is an international, professional association whose members are committed to practicing organization development intentionally and rigorously as an applied behavioral science.

Guided by clearly-articulated core values, principles of practice, and ethical standards, the OD Network is committed to advancing the practice and theory of organization development by cultivating and serving those who aspire to effective, successful OD practice, and by representing the field of OD by promoting more visibility, credibility and influence for its members.

For more information about OD Network, please visit

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