Organisation Change and Development

Organisation Change and Development

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In these times of flux, organisations are compelled to proactively effect changes in their systems to cope with various factors in the external and internal environment. This comprehensive book tackles all the areas where change interventions are necessary. It is divided into three parts: (1) Organisational Change (2) Organisation Development, and (3) Knowledge Management. The first part, comprising five chapters, includes an examination of the imperatives of change in today's environment of competition. The different forces of change political, economic, technological are examined against the backdrop of shifting customer needs, systems dynamics, inadequacy of administration, profitability issues and resource constraints. The various models of change, corporate culture in terms of basic value orientations and norms, techniques of identifying and diagnosing organisational culture, classical leadership skills, and the ten key factors in effective change management have all been thoroughly discussed, as have the techniques of designing tailor-made change programmes. The second part, comprising four chapters, introduces the concept of Organisation Development and dissects the basic assumptions against diagnostic models, skills and methods, change agents, power and control issues, and implications of power politics. Certain categories of ethical dilemmas have been explored. Various types of OD interventions ranging from interpersonal a team development to process, structural and intergroup development are exhaustively discussed. The third part of the book, comprising four chapters, highlights the need for knowledge management in the present business scenario and discusses the roadblocks to the adoption of knowledge management solutions. Principles of knowledge management have been discussed along with the process of maturation of knowledge management techniques. The characteristics of a learning organisation have been diagnosed and steps for initiating the process of organisational learning have been outlined. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, faculty as well as practising professionals.user-friendliness of that knowledge. ... Codification of knowledge, while increasing its utility, has another consequence: it becomes mobile, capable of migrating and propagating. Once packaged in a design, manual, formula, machinery, in the mind of a person a€” knowledge can move quickly and, often simultaneously, anbsp;...

Title:Organisation Change and Development
Author: Kavita Singh
Publisher:Excel Books India - 2009-01-01

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