Organization development

what's actually happening?

Antonie van Nistelrooij, Harry Sminia

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    Abstract

    A great deal of commentary and controversy about the state of organization development (OD) has to do with a lack of clarity regarding what it is about organizations that can be affected by an OD effort. Recent initiatives suggest that a new set of OD practices are emerging, based on a social constructionist orientation. With this in mind, this article aims to contribute to a theoretical understanding of what it is about organizations that can change, based on Berger and Luckmann’s (1966) social constructionist framework. It describes three distinct change processes that take place as a consequence of OD interventions. The article ends with a discussion of some of the implications for OD practice, specifically with regard to ‘programming’ dialogue as the main vehicle for change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-420
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Change Management
    Volume10
    Issue number4
    Early online date21 Oct 2010
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    • what's actually happening
    • state of organization development
    • OD effort
    • new set of OD practices

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    van Nistelrooij, Antonie ; Sminia, Harry. / Organization development : what's actually happening?. In: Journal of Change Management. 2010 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 407-420.
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    In: Journal of Change Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2010, p. 407-420.

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