D. D. Warrick
For each new edition of the Practicing Organization Development book, I survey the contributing authors in the book to find out what they think about important issues in organization development (OD). The process generates valuable information for those interested in OD. The issues addressed in this edition are:
Each issue will be addressed with an overall perspective of the authors' comments followed by a summary of the major themes presented by the authors.
You will see in Table 33.1 the results of how the current authors rated questions on the relevancy and future of OD as compared with ratings from the authors of the 2010 edition. The current authors are more optimistic about the relevance of OD and slightly less optimistic about the future of OD.
Table 33.1 The Relevance and Future of OD
|How Relevant Is OD for Today's Organizations?||How Bright Is the Future of OD?|
|Responses of Authors||2010 Edition||2015 Edition||Responses of Authors||2010 ...|