Organization Development and Change

Jean M. Bartunek

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
Organization Development and Change


Organization development and change (ODC) is a term used to refer to organization development (OD) as it emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a discrete area of inquiry. The term also refers to subsequent developments in planned organizational change and broader labels (such as change management) since the mid-20th century. ODC originally focused on humanistically oriented process interventions within comparatively small groups of organizational members aimed at improving their functioning. Its scope has expanded considerably over the decades to include many more types of interventions, a much wider array of participants, and a much broader scope of activity.

Article.  11623 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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