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Interview with Linda Holbeche and Mee‐Yan Cheung Judge, authors of Organizational Development

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an interview with Mee‐Yan Cheung‐Judge and Linda Holbeche, co‐authors of Organizational Development.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

Mee‐Yan Cheung‐Judge is the founder of Quality & Equality Ltd and the author of many organizational development articles. She speaks, writes and delivers most of the organizational development (OD) training programmes in the UK and was voted one of the 25 most influential thinkers in human resources (HR) by HR Magazine in 2008. Linda Holbeche was previously Research and Policy Director at the CIPD and is currently an independent consultant and researcher in the fields of leadership, human resources, change management and sustainable high performance. Both authors use their expertise to advise companies who are looking to implement OD strategies within their business.

Practical implications

In this ruthless downsizing cost cutting environment, OD is an indispensable field for leaders and internal change agents because OD can provide tools and processes to help leaders to navigate through complex disturbance changes with sustainable outcomes.

Social implications

Workplace culture is all‐enveloping, so much so that it can become invisible to people working in the organization. It affects how people feel and work. OD can be a means of stimulating new practice and knowledge‐sharing across the sub‐cultures so that organizations are more than the sum of their parts.

Originality/value

Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Organizational Development defines OD and describes how it can be used effectively in today's economy to create organizations which maximize organizational capability.

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Citation

by Juliet Harrison, I. (2011), "Interview with Linda Holbeche and Mee‐Yan Cheung Judge, authors of Organizational Development", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 39-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777281111159447

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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