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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 NINETHEORY AND PRACTICE OF MULTICULTURAL ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

Bailey W. Jackson

This chapter describes multicultural organization development (MCOD). MCOD refers to building organizations and organizational cultures that include people from multiple socially defined group identities: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, class, religion, and other social and cultural groupings. The chapter begins with a history of this approach to organization development (OD). Then the theoretical tenets of MCOD are examined. This is followed by a discussion of MCOD practice, including the MCOD goal, development stages, and process for fostering change in organizations.

Historical Overview

More than thirty years ago, practitioners ...

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