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A journey towards organisation development

Nick Wright (Based at World Vision UK, Milton Keynes, UK)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 4 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This article aims to introduce organization development (OD) and its potential application in organizational environments by discussing core concepts, practice models and providing guidance on evaluation and development.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology includes reflections on OD models and practice based on experience as an OD practitioner in the international non‐governmental organization (INGO) sector.

Findings

It is difficult to describe a definitive view of OD because OD practitioners do different things in different contexts. Nevertheless, there are evolving models of OD derived from practice that can guide future thinking, practice, evaluation and development in this field.

Originality/value

The paper provides a range of models, perspectives and approaches derived from OD practice in international non‐governmental organizations (INGOs).

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Citation

Wright, N. (2011), "A journey towards organisation development", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 No. 7, pp. 422-430. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851111171845

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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