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CHAPTER 76

Creating High Impact Organizations in the SADC

Adapting OD Methods and Practices

Mambo G. Mupepi, Ram V. Tenkasi, Peter F. Sorensen, and Sylvia C. Mupepi

THIS ARTICLE discusses the opportunities for organization development (OD) that exist in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The premise of our discussion is that American management concepts of OD provide applicable incentives and means to change international organizations, and these applications can be localized. Organizations operating in Africa face a myriad of socio-economic problems that can lead to resistance to change; OD methods and technology are especially applicable because they enable organizations to recreate themselves within their context and grow. ...

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