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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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THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONS AND WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD THEM

Important to any effort to assess organizations, plan actions, and implement change is an understanding of organizations and what makes them successful. Fundamental to the Launch process is knowing what to look for to understand an organization and what it takes to build a successful organization capable of succeeding in today’s changing environment.

Understanding Organizations Before Trying to Change Them

Organizations are much like people. They have beliefs, values, attitudes, habits, strengths, and weaknesses. Like people, they can be very different. Some are exceptionally focused, healthy, productive, vital, innovative, quick to adapt to change, willing to ...

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