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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

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CHAPTER SIXUSE OF SELF AS AN OD PRACTITIONER

Mary Ann Rainey and Brenda B. Jones

Grounded in an uncompromising set of values, organization development (OD) practitioners bring a distinctive mindset to organizational consulting. The field of OD is steeped in a rich history and OD practitioners take pride in the origins of their profession. They hold tight to a commitment to democracy, equality and social justice. Even during moments of internal conflict, the belief in the potential of the human spirit is not dampened for the OD consultant. Being driven by such noble ideals requires vigilance on the part of the OD consultant to how work is done. One important characteristic of OD practice is that it is based on a helping relationship. More than ...

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