This simple book introduces the profession of organization development. It is written so clearly that a relative novice could probably read it and set up shop as an organizational development consultant (or at least know how to hire a good one). Gary N. McLean explains everything and does not unnecessarily complicate straightforward steps. In fact, some steps may be more complex than he makes them seem – although he does caution companies that organizational development may require outside expertise. getAbstract finds that his book will be most useful to those considering working in organizational-development consulting, or to managers who are new to the field.
In this summary, you will learn
- What organization development (OD) consultants do;
- How you can work as an OD consultant; and
- Why you need boundaries and standards of behavior.
About the Author
Gary N. McLean is a professor of human-resource development, business and industrial education at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of more than 20 books.
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University of Toronto Press, 2016