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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 THIRTY-TWOKURT LEWIN: SOME REFLECTIONS

Mary Ann Rainey

Like other fields of practice, organization development (OD) is examining the next phase of its growth in an effort to keep pace and remain of consequence in an increasingly complex and ever-changing world. OD has made significant contributions to the healthy functioning of organizations and other social systems and, although there are challenges, the future is quite promising, with unlimited possibilities. As the discourse unfolds about the current state and future of OD, indeed a healthy discourse, it is useful to reflect for a moment on the foundation on which OD stands. Good grounding in ancestry is beneficial for any institution for it lends a sense of identity, guides ambition, ...

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