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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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CONVERGENCE OF STRATEGY AND OD

As the OD field evolves, practitioners serve organizations using emergent theories, methods, and tools of planned change. Recent advances in the OD and strategy fields include Appreciative Inquiry (AI), positive organizational scholarship (POS), whole system change, organizational learning, sustainability considerations, and strengths-based perspectives. Similarly, strategic leadership is transitioning to encompass practices designed both to capture the knowledge of all employees and to engage employees in the creation, execution, and ownership of strategy. Intersecting OD and strategy significantly improves the effectiveness of strategic planning and change (Worley, Hitchin, & Ross, 1996).
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