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The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Michael Brazzel, Brenda B. Jones

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CHAPTER THREEVALUES, ETHICS, AND OD PRACTICE

David Jamieson and William Gellermann

The values of organization development (OD) practitioners affect both what they do and how they do it. Their values can either align with or clash with the values of client organizations.

This chapter examines the importance of values for OD practitioners: in their work with human systems, in the means and the ends of change, in the philosophy and methods of OD, and in establishing ethical standards for practice. The historical roots and evolution of OD values are discussed, as well as their erosion and subsequent renewal. The chapter closes with a current view of the value base of OD and its differentiation from many other approaches to change.

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