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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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WHY ARE THE TWO FIELDS CONVERGING, AND WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THAT CONVERGENCE?

Few organizations operate in a stable, competitive environment. What is needed is a more systematic and strategic orientation to aligning people, and their creative abilities, to the organization’s competitive objectives. That means OD must be integrated into HR practice. At the same time, many “levers” available to an organization’s leaders to effect change in organizations reside in HR, including recruitment, selection, reward, feedback and appraisal systems, career pathing approaches, and much more. For that reason, those who set out to effect change must be masterful in their applications of HR.
The implications of convergence mean that OD practitioners ...

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