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The Adaptive Edge: Mastering Organizational Development and Change

Thomas Patrick Huber

"The Change Imperative: Organizational Development for the 21st Century" is an essential guide for leaders, managers, consultants, and scholars navigating the complex terrain of organizational change. In an era marked by rapid technological advances, shifting global labor markets, and increasing calls for corporate social responsibility, this book offers a comprehensive examination of the theories, strategies, and practices essential for driving effective and sustainable change.

Drawing on leading scholarship across a range of disciplines, "The Change Imperative" delves into critical topics such as improvisation and organizational innovation, strategy and learning, social networks analysis, team development, and mindfulness and stress reduction. It offers insights into managing whole systems change, leveraging knowledge management, fostering collaborative learning, and aligning technology strategy with organizational goals.

Beyond practical strategies, the book addresses the broader implications of change, including the role of organizations in promoting social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and the importance of transformational leadership methods. It explores the dynamics of global labor markets and the critical role of corporate social responsibility in today's business landscape.

With a forward-looking approach, "The Change Imperative" also introduces readers to innovative methods like appreciative intelligence, appreciative inquiry, dialogic inquiry, and action research, providing a roadmap for future organizational development efforts.

"The Change Imperative: Organizational Development for the 21st Century" is not just a book about theories; it's a practical guide filled with case studies and real-world examples that illustrate how to apply these concepts effectively within any organization. It challenges readers to think critically about the role of change in organizational success and provides the tools needed to lead change efforts that promote adaptability, resilience, and a positive organizational culture in the 21st century.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: May 28th, 2024
  • Pages: 212
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.45in - 0.64lb
  • EAN: 9798326460868
  • Categories: Leadership