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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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A MODEL FOR ASSESSING ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING ACTIONS, AND IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

The model presented in Exhibit 10.1 and discussed in more detail in the remainder of this chapter can be used for working with whole organizations, groups, or individuals and is intended to provide guidelines rather than rigid steps. In applying the model, several considerations should be kept in mind:
1. The potential uses of the assessment, action planning, and implementation processes go far beyond traditional OD literature. For example, while much of the OD literature deals primarily with existing organizations and groups, the processes may be used in forming new organizations, groups, and alliances; in preparing for and integrating merged organizations; and ...

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