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Implementation of Organization Development

Cynthia M. Corn and Cavil S. Anderson

“The implementation phase is the core of an organization’s change effort.

It is the movement and transition to another state of being and operation.”

—W. Warner Burke in Rothwell (2005, 313)

This chapter focuses on:

• traditional ways of implementing OD

• exercises that can be used individually or in groups to apply the various implementation concepts

• examples of how you can apply theory to real life situations.

Anyone who has been in business in the United States has heard the phrase, “Proper planning prevents poor performance.” This is a mantra that OD professionals ...

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