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This is a huge area with an interesting history, but we'll go beyond that by discussing organizational life, and topics such as organizational health, values, attitudes, toxicity, and other topics relevant to improving all kinds of organizations.

Research-Facilitating Organizational Development Through Action Learning By Ivo De Loo
Action learning programs are supposed to result in both personal and organizational development. Recent research indicates however that although more and more programs lead to personal development, organizational development is negligible. This may be caused by the fact that organizational development implies that a connection must be made between what has been learned by action learning participants and other organizational members. We hypothesize that when an organization has repeatedly been involved in action learning, the principles and outcomes of the method can be institutionalized. (Abstract plus downloadable pdf article) Hits: 227 )

The Transformation Model By Roger k. Allen
The Transformation Model reduces the vast complexity of an organization to seven key variables that must be understood and aligned for a business to be successful. Alignment implies a holistic or systems point of view that finds the best "fit" between all organizational elements. Paying attention to and understanding the major variables as defined by the model will result in major improvements in customer service, quality, efficiency, cycle time, profitability and satisfaction of employees. Hits: 185 )

3 Stages of Organizational Development By Roger K. Allen
By understanding a simple model of three stages of organizational growth, organizations can design themselves to move beyond chaos to high performance. Most organizations experience chaos. In fact, a complete absence of chaos would mean that an organization could not respond to changing demands, a sure prescription for stagnation and death. This article presents a simple model that describes three stages of organizational growth and development%u2014from chaos to stability to high performance. It also outlines some of the initiatives which leaders can take to move beyond chaos and eventually to high performance. Hits: 253 )

Organizational Design: How to Win in the Current Economic Crisis By na
Not too many years ago, poorly managed and marginally competitive businesses could succeed. Not anymore. Aggressive competition, demanding customers, new technologies, global markets and now a severe downturn in the economy are putting unprecedented pressure on companies to rethink the way they do business. Many organizations are floundering, even going out of business. Others are changing the way they operate and getting tremendous results. The leaders in companies that are achieving success are regaining their balance by resetting their strategies, refocusing on their most important customers, and improving performance by redesigning how they go about doing business. Hits: 165 )

Organizational Development Principles, Principles Sustaining Organizational Development, By na
Do you have, or use, say, five or six key operating and strategic principles to facilitate organizational development for sustainable high performance? Hits: 236 )

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