CHAPTER 13

Organization Development and Its Steps

Opening Case: An OD Intervention Effort

Debmohan Chatterjee is already sixty-five and is now seriously worried about the fate of the family business, a paper mills machinery manufacturing company ‘Tara Sundari Paper Mills’. It was founded by his late father Debdas Chatterjee. The company had grown rapidly and once it employed a workforce of over 500 in addition to the engineers, managers, accountants and other white-collar employees. The good time for Tara Sundari was, however, slowly coming to an end. The eastern part of India began to be troubled by militant trade union movements, which eventually forced many big companies to wind up and shift their production base to other parts of the country. ...

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