Reflections: OD or Not OD that is the Question! A Constructivist's Thoughts on the Changing Nature of Change

Oswick, C. (2013). Reflections: OD or Not OD that is the Question! A Constructivist's Thoughts on the Changing Nature of Change. Journal of Change Management, 13(4), pp. 371-381. doi: 10.1080/14697017.2013.776728

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Abstract

The landscape of organization development (OD) has changed significantly over the last several decades. This article provides a broad commentary on these changes. In particular, it offers a critique of 'current OD' in terms of the marginalization of materiality in discourse-based OD techniques and the neglect of problem-centred, diagnostic approaches in favour of solution-driven, emergent approaches. The future of OD is also explored in relation to the scope for meaningful 'bottom-up OD' (i.e. employee-instigated change) and 'outside-in OD' (i.e. involving a range of non-organizational stakeholders). © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Change Management on 2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14697017.2013.776728
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Cass Business School > Faculty of Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8359

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