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

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Part IV

CONCLUSION: THE PATH AHEAD

Gervase R. Bushe and Robert J. Marshak

It has been about ten years since we started trading papers and ideas about what we both thought were OD practices not well represented in the textbooks about OD. In those early days we encountered the difficulty of discussing something we thought was being mislabeled, described using foundational OD concepts and a vocabulary that did not fit what we were seeing in contemporary practice. At the same time, because we had been educated in that same set of concepts and vocabulary, we struggled to find new concepts, words, and ways to explain what we were seeing and thinking, including what to name this different form of OD (Marshak and Bushe, 2009). As we worked on our ideas ...

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