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Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change: A Third Edition by Arielle Sullivan, Roland L. Sullivan, Jacqueline M. Stavros, William J. Rothwell

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AN OVERVIEW OF KEY MODELS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

The change models that we share rely primarily on a normative, re-educative, and innovative approach to behavioral change. They are (1) the critical research model; (2) the traditional action research model; (3) Appreciative Inquiry; and (4) an evolving view of the action research model.
While mainstream OD practitioners have long relied on action research as the change model underpinning their efforts, recent research and practice underscore the need to modify the model and provide guidance for doing so (Burke, 2002). At the same time, much work has focused on analyzing common characteristics of successful change efforts so as to derive a change model from them.

The Critical Research ...

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