Tim Creasey, David W. Jamieson, William J. Rothwell, and Gail Severini
In the past decade, change management has emerged and grown significantly. We all recognize the acceleration of continuous change, increased need for change implementation help, and generally poor results across many change approaches. However, why change management? This chapter explores the dynamics between the two fields of organization development (OD) and change management (CM).
As often happens with many emergent groups, they tend to create new identities, highlight their differentiation, create separate associations, and find fault with closely related fields. CM advocates often describe OD as:
While OD advocates often describe CM as:
We came together to explore the differences and similarities in the two fields. We began by acknowledging that our unique perspectives, as shaped by our deep individual experiences and scholarship, probably led us into biases. This realization liberated us to speak ...