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Dialogic Organization Development by Gervase R. Bushe, Robert J. Marshak, Edgar H. Schein

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9Enabling Change

The Skills of Dialogic OD

Jacob Storch

In this chapter I address the kinds of skills and mindset an OD consultant needs if change is viewed as an ongoing, fluid process that emerges from people in organizations evaluating and revising their practices and the stories they have about the purpose of their work and collective objectives. I will offer a practice-based account of how change in an organization can be enabled as part of a series of meetings, training sessions, and coaching based on Dialogic OD thinking. Rather than only theorize, I also recount different aspects of enabling practices as they were experienced by the participants during the consultation.

Positioning the Dialogic Consultant

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