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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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EXPANDING OUR VIEW OF HUMAN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

As noted earlier, we consider OD and HSD inseparable and, in previous sections, we focused on OD as a subsystem within the more inclusive concept of HSD. Then we gave examples of how our view of our field could expand beyond OD (and individual organizations) to include systems that are more inclusive than single organizations (such as Avaaz, Wiser Earth, and We, the World).
Clearly, many of the ways of thinking and practicing associated with OD can be applied to facilitating the development of more comprehensive systems, such as communities, industries, nations, networks, meta-networks (networks of networks), and mega-networks (networks of meta-networks). For example: Al Gore’s meta-network ...

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