People and Organisational Development

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness

Author: Helen Francis,Linda Holbeche,Martin Reddington

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 432

People and Organisational Development is ideal for both practitioners and students alike. Setting out a new agenda for organisational effectiveness, this book not only covers emergent theories of organisational development and human resources management, it also gives practical examples for how these theories can be applied. Covering everything from how HR can support strategic change and how technology can be an agent of transformation to performance management, diversity, talent management and emotion at work, this book firmly places HR at the heart of a modern approach to OD. Crucially, People and Organisational Development doesn't just examine successful change initiatives, it also covers the unsuccessful attempts at organisational change and what can be learnt from these. There is also invaluable discussion of the OD role of HRD in ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Packed with international case studies and examples, this is essential reading for all those studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Organisation Design and Organisation Development module and everyone wanting to make a difference to the development of their people and their organisation. Online supporting resources include additional case studies and practical tools.

People and Organisational Development

A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness

Author: Helen M. Francis,Linda Holbeche,Martin Reddington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843982692

Category: Organizational change

Page: 378

View: 2163

The authors bring to People and Organisational Development the benefit of both academic and practitioner experience. The detailed international and European case studies combine to produce an extensive approach to successful and unsuccessful change efforts. The text provides expansive coverage of emergent theories of organisational development and human resource management, and gives practical examples of how these can be applied.

Developing People and Organisations

Author: Jim Stewart,Patricia Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843983132

Category: Employees

Page: 209

View: 2701

One of three books developed to cover the entire intermediate level CIPD qualification. This title focuses on optional HRM units. The other titles consist of Studying Human Resource Management and Managing People and Organisations.

Puppets Or People

People and Organisational Development : an Integrated Approach

Author: René Nel

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702177408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 5973

Managers often forget that their staff are not just workers or employees, they are complex individuals and every person brings unique skills to the workplace. But by expecting employees simply to do as they are told, managers run them into mere, unthinking puppets - to the detriment of their company's success. By compartmentalising processes and departments, managers isolate groups of employees, who stop asking questions and stop thinking about the consequences of their tasks. Duplication occurs and, even worse, tasks fall through the cracks. This book assists managers to look at the broader picture and see how a decision, project or new process impacts on systems in the work environment. The book uses the People and Organisational Development Integrated Approach Model. This model simplifies the concepts, processes and procedures of putting an integrated people and organisational development strategy together. It also highlights the golden thread in dealing with people and organisational development, which is the link between initiatives and the interrelationship of components.

Organization Development

A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR

Author: Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge,Linda Holbeche

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749470186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7382

Organization Development is concerned with using planned and systematic approaches to help develop more effective organizations. This is done by taking an objective look at how an organization is operating, gathering information and then deciding on the most appropriate action to help that organization change and develop. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organization Development defines OD and describes how it can be used effectively in today's economy to create organizations which maximise organizational capability. The authors provide practical advice on using diagnostics techniques to identify an organization's needs and explain how to use them across a range of areas including change, culture and organization design. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Organization Development provides a wealth of helpful advice for OD practitioners, HR professionals and those with an interest in helping develop their organization.

Organisational Change & Development

an African Perspective

Author: Rica Viljoen

Publisher: Knowres Publishing

ISBN: 1869225686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 5419

Organisational Change & Development (OCD) is designed to capture leading-edge thinking about OCD in organisations as it merges with traditional African wisdom. It manifests in issues that differ from organisational effectiveness efforts to a highly individualised craft of catalyst practitioner. In an attempt to provide a solid conceptualisation of the field of study, a framework of inclusivity that can be followed, case studies and OCD methodologies, this book strives to combine some of the practices into reality. The book concludes with a chapter that studies international trends in organisational change and development. The assumptions of the evolving field of consulting psychology are incorporated. The multi-cultural nature of the new world of work and the increasingly diverse settings of organisations of the future ask for higher levels of complexity handling ability, systems thinking ability and the ability to be authentic. Content includes: • Organisational change and development in the new world of work • Organisational change and development methodologies • Change models and approaches • Human reactions to change • Alternative organisational change and development interventions and modalities • Value circles as a way of creating inclusivity in emerging economies • Measuring the effectiveness of organisational change and development • Building strategic architecture • Creating radical organisational transformation through translation of strategy • Organisational change and development in the next decade

Effective People

Leadership and Organisation Development in Healthcare

Author: Stephen Prosser

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193915

Category: Medical

Page: 203

View: 7729

This inspirational book analyses the attitudes and disciplines which make people and the organisations for which they work more effective, more productive and generally more successful. The author, who has experience of working in healthcare and manufacturing and with senior civil servants, and is also familiar with key academic literature, sets out a highly practical combination of practice, theory and policy applicable in a wide variety of healthcare situations.

A Field Guide for Organisation Development

Taking Theory into Practice

Author: Mr Ed Griffin,Mr Grahame Smith,Mr Martin Saville,Mr Mike Alsop

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 5230

Organisation Development, as a field, is messy, imperfect and hard to get hold of - it is like nailing jelly to the wall. A Field Guide for Organisation Development offers a variety of perspectives and unparalleled experiences from practitioners and researchers who all share an interest and involvement in Organisation Development (OD). In it are multiple voices, mindsets and practices - not all of which necessarily agree with each other. Leading OD practitioners present a contemporary, practical guide that tackles the dilemmas and polarities that face anyone studying or practising within the OD arena, and encourages them to develop their own particular practice of OD in a way that is appropriate for their context, skills and preferences, while challenging them to look beyond what comes naturally. Here are new ways to support the growth and development of an organisation from modest endeavours that are small in scale to organisation-wide change programmes. A Field Guide for Organisation Development is as comprehensive a resource to support the practice of OD as can be found anywhere. It covers issues of organisational health as well as offering tools aimed at supporting practitioners to survive in the harsh realities of organisational life. It contains chapters on the OD practitioner, on groups, on culture, on data and evaluation. It offers perspectives on change, on the relationship between OD and HR, and on the use of external consultants.

Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change

A Practical Guide to Delivering Value

Author: Dr Julie Hodges

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749478640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 3234

Organizations are increasingly investing in consulting capabilities to understand what changes they need to make to keep up the pace with the competition and future-proof their business. Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change is a guide for students and internal and external consultants needing to develop the necessary skills to consult in organizational settings where there is a great deal of complexity. It tackles the issues posing the greatest threat to the success of the change programme, including how to adapt to rapidly shifting needs, deal with the emotional and ethical issues that arise and ensure that the managers take full ownership for the change so that 'business as usual' is established. Complete with case studies from the 'Big Four' consultancy groups as well as boutique firms, Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change shows how to identify and execute interventions in a variety of organizational settings to deliver value. It provides guidance on how to develop a value proposition; define, write and present the business case for the proposed interventions; establish credibility and report on the results.

Relational Change

The Art and Practice of Changing Organizations

Author: Liz Wiggins,Harriet Hunter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 3251

The process of change in all organizations - corporate, public sector and not-for-profit - can be fraught, overwhelming and unpredictable, both for those experiencing change and for those charged with its implementation. Relational Change presents a refreshingly readable and accessible alternative to the normal rhetoric of mechanistic, top-down change. Instead, Liz Wiggins and Harriet Hunter show how paying closer attention to personal interactions and relationships lies at the very heart of effective and sustainable change in organizations. Exploring issues of power, politics, emotions and the way people and systems can become stuck in unhelpful patterns, this book will help you work practically with the messiness of change. The dynamic new ways discussed are highly relevant for life in organizations today and will apply to your life outside work too. Integrating research and theory from a wide range of sources, as well sharing their own extensive experience of leading change, the authors present a stimulating and thought-provoking people-centred and relational approach that focuses on doing with others, rather than doing to them. Relational Change combines academically-grounded, theoretically-robust thinking that explains the rationale for relational change with real-world stories that will resonate with your own experience of change, whether as a seasoned or novice leader.

Leadership and Management Development

Author: Jeffrey Gold,Richard Thorpe,Alan Mumford

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 1506

How do you measure managers and leaders? How do you assess their development needs? Leadership and Management Development covers these and other key topics that form the requirements for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name. Retitled and revised to focus on leadership as well as management, the book includes multiple perspectives from those who have either experienced or provided leadership and management development alongside analysis and critique to help paint a full picture of the subject. Students will learn to analyse the concepts of leadership and management, identify leadership and management development needs and formulate and implement strategies and interventions. This fully updated 5th edition of Leadership and Management Development features increased coverage of diversity, ecology, ethics and SMEs. At least two case studies per chapter support academic and critical context, and the book takes a more international perspective by considering global leaders and presenting international examples. It is ideal for students studying leadership and management development as part of a CIPD qualification or as part of a general business or HR degree. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

Dialogic Organization Development

The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change

Author: Gervase R. Bushe,Robert J. Marshak

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626564051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 3890

A Dynamic New Approach to Organizational Change Dialogic Organization Development is a compelling alternative to the classical action research approach to planned change. Organizations are seen as fluid, socially constructed realities that are continuously created through conversations and images. Leaders and consultants can help foster change by encouraging disruptions to taken-for-granted ways of thinking and acting and the use of generative images to stimulate new organizational conversations and narratives. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dialogic Organization Development with chapters by a global team of leading scholar-practitioners addressing both theoretical foundations and specific practices.

Learning for Organizational Development

How to Design, Deliver and Evaluate Effective L&D

Author: Eileen Arney

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749477458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3743

Learning for Organizational Development presents how to design, deliver and evaluate effective learning and development (L&D) programmes. This definitive guide to L&D's function in enhancing individual performance and organizational success is a core text for those studying for L&D qualifications such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Intermediate level as well as a useful handbook for L&D professionals looking to further their understanding of the latest developments. Complete with case studies and reflective questions to aid comprehension, Learning for Organizational Development considers the strategic business function of L&D for communicating the vital contribution that it makes to both individual performance and organizational success. It explores the role of L&D in talent development, showing how to support line managers in developing their people to drive retention and attraction. It also addresses the importance of developing the leadership capability within the organization, and provides practical guidance and examples of what works.

Organization Development

Principles, Processes, Performance

Author: Gary McLean

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605093345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 465

View: 8599

Designed for use in undergraduate and graduate programs in organization development, management, human resource development, and industrial and organizational psychology, Organization Development provides readers with an overview of the field and acquaints them with the basic principles, practices, values, and skills of OD. Covering every aspect of the work of an OD professional and featuring numerous illustrative case studies, it shows how OD professionals actually get work and what the first steps in any OD effort should be. Author Gary McLean surveys different ways to assess an organizational situation—including a comparison of the Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry models—and provides forms for devising an action plan based on that assessment. He then looks at how to choose and implement a range of interventions at different levels, as well as how to evaluate the results of an intervention. Organization Development goes beyond the organizational level to look at the application of OD on community, national, regional, and global levels. And it successfully combines theory and practice; process and outcomes; performance and affective results; effectiveness and efficiency.

Transforming HR

Author: Mark Withers,Mark Williamson,Martin Reddington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136433783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 5214

Deliver greater value to your organisation through HR transformation. Transforming HR, Second edition offers robust, practical advice on changing the way human resource management is undertaken, walking you through the transformational process from initial planning to the evaluation of outcomes. Since the first edition of the book many organisations have restructured their HR functions and invested in better HR information systems but with new issues emerging all the time, the journey towards transformation must continue. To support this journey the authors draw on their own experience and insights in this new edition, which features: *Practical tools and approaches to guide planning, implementation and evaluation of transformation strategies aimed at increasing the value of HR’s contribution in organisations *New chapters on HR’s value proposition, Web 2.0 and benefits realisation to demonstrate their critical role in transformation *Cutting edge research on topics such as the use of social media technology by HR, with views and experience from senior practitioners across a broad range of organisations *Fresh thinking on the people agenda to be addressed by progressive HR functions Intended as an inspiring, hands-on guide to planning, implementing and evaluating transformation strategies, Transforming HR, second edition is an essential companion as you work to increase the value of HR in your organisation.

Effective Talent Management

Aligning Strategy, People and Performance

Author: Mark Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131714550X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 4542

Effective talent management is about aligning the business's approach to talent with the strategic aims and purpose of the organisation. The core rationale of any talent strategy should be to have a direct positive impact on the organisation's goals but in many cases this is not so. The ideas, principles and approaches outlined here will enable the reader to understand the strategic nature of talent and design a response that meets the needs of their own organisation. Case studies are used to illustrate the concepts and proven methodologies guide the day-to-day practice of the reader. The content will link the strategic intent of HR with the practical actions it takes to make a positive impact on the business's results. The author begins by examining the disconnected nature of talent management in many organisations; how at times it has been a response to trends and seen by many as a bolt on to HR and he proposes a different model, one that links clearly the development of a talent strategy with the achievement of a business strategy. Mark Wilcox summarises succinctly the case for a more strategic approach to talent management, one directly linked to business performance. He concludes that the time is now right for talent management, and therefore many HR managers, to move from a functional support role to one with a direct strategic impact on the business.

Organisational Development in Healthcare

Approaches, Innovations, Achievements

Author: Edward Peck

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857758962

Category: Medical

Page: 305

View: 2975

Introduction; What is organisational development? The role of OD policy implementation in healthcare; Organisational development and the 'repertoire' of healthcare leaders; The OD cycle: putting approaches into a process; Service improvement; Psychodynamic approaches: organisational health and effectiveness; Systems.

HR Here and Now

The Making of the Quintessential People Champion

Author: Ganesh Chella,Harish Devarajan,V. J. Rao

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9352806956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 907

The vision of this book is to engage readers in a debate on how we see HR as a function and profession here and now, how we see the practice and the practitioner. The intent is to reflect on what we are seeing, hearing and experiencing about the function in an inclusive fashion. This book offers a practitioner’s take to human resources management as a profession and function keeping in mind the most current and contemporary practices, problems and perspectives in India. The book is meant for young professionals, students and practitioners in the field of HRM. The book truly reflects HRM as it is practiced today with stories of places (organizational case studies) where it is at its best. Shorn of all theory, this book raises and answers questions such as given the rapid advancement in the profession, should the term HR be redefined? Why does the quality of the function depend so much on the way it is positioned within the organisation? What shapes a CEO’s attitude towards HR? What are the big demands on HR today and in times to come? How does one advance in HR? Written by practitioners with first-hand HR experience, HR Here and Now is a thought-provoking book set firmly in the Indian context.

Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice

Improving Performance Through Reward

Author: Michael Armstrong

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 481

Reward management deals with the strategies, policies and processes required to ensure that the value of people and the contribution they make to achieving organizational, departmental and team goals is recognized and rewarded. Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice is the definitive guide to understanding, developing and implementing effective reward systems. It is aimed at HR practitioners involved in employee reward, and at students who need to understand the importance of reward and how it can be successfully applied across organizations. Updated to reflect the practical implications of the most recent research and discussion on reward management, this edition includes new case studies and chapters on evidence-based reward management, reward risk management and ethical approaches to reward management. This authoritative and engaging book is accompanied by extensive online resources, including PowerPoint slides and notes for tutors, and exercises to help students to test their learning. It is also closely aligned to the CIPD's standards in Reward Management, making it an ideal companion for both practitioners and students undertaking a professional qualification.

The Employee Experience

How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results

Author: Tracy Maylett,Matthew Wride

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119294207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4845

Ever notice how companies with the best service also have the happiest employees? That’s no accident. Do you want to build a strong, successful organization? Start by ignoring your customers. Really. Instead, focus first on creating a better employee experience, or EX. Your employees interact with customers, make them smile, and carry your brand message from the warehouse to the front lines. If your employees are having a great experience, so will your customers. In The Employee Experience, employee engagement pioneers Tracy Maylett and Matthew Wride reveal the secrets not only to attracting and retaining top talent, but to building a deeply engaged workforce—the foundation of organizational success. With deep insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book shows that before you can deliver a transcendent customer experience (CX), you must first build a superlative EX. With real-world examples and more than 24 million employee survey responses, Maylett and Wride reveal a clear, consistent pattern among the world’s most successful organizations. By establishing a clear set of expectations and promises—collectively known as the Contract—and upholding it consistently, employers can build the trust that leads to powerful engagement. Whether in business, healthcare, education, sports, or nonprofit, these organizations are consistently more successful and more profitable, enjoy sustainable growth, and win the battle to keep today’s rarest resource: talented people. Blending rigorous research, detailed case studies, in-depth interviews and expert insights, The Employee Experience will teach you to: Make the employee experience a core part of your strategy Understand employee expectations and bridge the “Expectation Gap” Establish rock-solid Brand, Transactional, and Psychological Contracts that breed trust and confidence Build an employee-employer partnership in creating something extraordinary Turn employee engagement into fuel for customer satisfaction, profit, and growth Attracting talent, retaining top performers, and creating an environment in which employees choose to engage drives results. The Employee Experience shows you where truly extraordinary organizations begin…and how to build one. TRACY MAYLETT, Ed.D, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the CEO of DecisionWise, where he currently advises leaders across the globe in leadership, change, and employee engagement. Maylett holds a doctorate from Pepperdine University and an MBA from BYU. He is a recognized author, and teaches in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. MATTHEW WRIDE, JD, PHR, is the COO of DecisionWise. With an extensive business background, Wride brings a fresh approach to organization development and leadership consulting. He is passionate about helping leaders create winning employee experiences. Wride holds a JD from Willamette University and a master’s degree from the University of Washington. For over two decades, DecisionWise has advised organizations and leaders in more than seventy countries on leadership, assessment, talent, organization development, and the employee experience. Visit us online at