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Organization Development Fundamentals: Managing Strategic Change

William J. Rothwell

In a tumultuous global business environment, change is a constant. Organizations are affected by many factors from the local economy to global competition. To be successful they must do more than react to changes, they need to be proactive.

Organization Development Fundamentals provides a starting point for those interested in learning more about taking this proactive approach. The authors explore the many facets of organization development and change management, including the theories, models, and steps necessary to complete the process. This is a perfect resource for professionals who are just starting out in the OD field or who want to brush-up on the basics.

After reading this book, you will be able to:

  • Define organization development and change management.
  • Implement a change effort.
  • Understand the competencies required of successful change agents.
  • Recognize and solve ethical dilemmas related to change.
  • Book Details

    • Publisher: ASTD
    • Publish Date: Jan 2nd, 2015
    • Pages: 200
    • Language: English
    • Dimensions: 8.90in - 5.90in - 0.30in - 0.65lb
    • EAN: 9781562869113
    • Categories: Development - GeneralOrganizational DevelopmentStructural Adjustment

    About the Author

    William J. Rothwell, PhD, SPHR, is the president of Rothwell & Associates ( and professor in the Workforce Education and Development Program at the University Park campus of Penn State University. As a researcher he has been involved with the last five competency studies conducted by Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD). In 2012 he won the association's prestigious Distinguished Contribution Award. He is author of 81 books and 250 articles in the field and had 20 years of experience in government and the private sector before becoming a college professor in 1993.