Toward Further Development of O.D

Golembiewski, R. T.
August 1971
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1971, p183
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the guiding principles of the development of organizational development (OD). OD implies unique processes and values whose cumulative purpose is to induce profound change in a total organization's culture. A discussion is presented about goals of OD, including systems-analytical integration of people, tasks, and structure. Details related to professional relationships and authority relations that emphasize collaboration and consensus, as contrasted with control and coercion are presented. OD programs should be fitted to the needs and perspectives of the client.


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