Higher Education

Organization Development and Change, 10th Edition

  • Thomas G. Cummings University of Southern California
  • Christopher G. Worley University of Southern California
  • ISBN-10: 1133190456  |  ISBN-13: 9781133190455
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2001
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $252.75



Market-leading ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 10th Edition blends rigor and relevance in a comprehensive and clear presentation. The authors work from a strong theoretical foundation to describe, in practical terms, how behavioral science knowledge can be used to develop organizational strategies, structures, and processes.

Features and Benefits

  • Learning Objectives: Each chapter opens with succinct objectives for the student to learn and understand as they read the chapter.
  • Applications: Each chapter includes several short applications where different OD interventions or processes were used in practice. These shorts cases often describe how OD is used in well-known organizations.
  • Cases: Case studies at the end of each major part in the book permit a more in-depth discussion of the OD process, using real-world examples.
  • Global: A strong cross-cultural and global orientation is maintained throughout the book. The text describes how interventions can be affected by cultural context and applications and case use organization from around the world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Organization Development.
2. The Nature of Planned Change.
3. The Organization Development Practitioner.
4. Entering and Contracting.
5. Diagnosing.
6. Collecting, Analyzing, and Feeding Back Diagnostic Information.
7. Designing Interventions.
8. Managing Change.
9. Evaluating and Institutionalizing Organization Development Interventions.
10. Interpersonal and Group Process Approaches.
11. Organization Process Approaches.
12. Structural Designs.
13. Employee Involvement.
14. Work Design.
15. Performance Management.
16. Talent Management.
17. Workforce Diversity and Wellness.
18. Transformational Change.
19. Continuous Change.
20. Transorganization Change.
21. Organization Development for Economic, Ecological, and Social Outcomes.
22. Organization Development in Nonindustrial Settings: Health Care, School Systems, the Public Sector, and Family-Owned.
23. Future Directions in Organization Development.
Integrative Cases.

What's New

  • Integration and Flow: The chapter sequence from previous editions has been maintained, but the total number of chapters was reduced from 25 to 23, better integrating the content. A more integrated presentation of the diagnostic process was created by combining two chapters into one. Similarly, combining the chapters on data collection, analysis, and feedback into one forms a more tightly integrated description. Finally, there is a consistent organization design framework in the diagnosis, structural design, and strategic change sections.
  • Global Integration: The overall integration and flow of material has been improved by making a concerted attempt to address global issues and global perspectives throughout the text. This edition shows a concentrated effort to dramatically reduce the North American bias and to cite European, Asian, Australian, South American, and where possible, African examples.
  • Strategic Emphasis Continued: Reflecting on where OD is headed, Part 6 on strategic change interventions has been completely rewritten. The authors have added dynamic strategy making, completely revised the section on organization design, leveraged the design section to more deeply explore integrated strategic change, and completely revised the sections on organization learning, built to change, and culture change.
  • Sustainability: A new chapter (Chapter 21), focusing on OD practices intended to improve and balance organizations' economic, social, and ecological outcomes, has been added. This topic is a growing area of OD practice and one that will continue to expand.
  • Key Chapter Revisions: Other chapters have received important updates and improvements. Chapter 7's description of designing interventions, in keeping with the global integration described above, has been rewritten to account for cross-cultural values in interventions. In Chapter 22, the sections on OD in Healthcare, Education, Government, and Family Businesses have been completely re-written by new and familiar guest authors. Finally, Chapter 23--Future Directions in Organization Development--has received a thorough revision based on the authors' recent research.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Thomas G. Cummings

Thomas G. Cummings, professor, chair of the Department of Management and Organization, and executive director of the Leadership Institute, received his B.S. and MBA from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in socio-technical systems from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was previously on the faculty at Case-Western Reserve University. He has authored 13 books, written over 40 scholarly articles, and given numerous invited papers at national and international conferences. He is associate editor of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and former editor-in-chief of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, chairman of the Organizational Development and Change division of the Academy of Management, and president of the Western Academy of Management. His major research and consulting interests include designing high-performing organizations and strategic change management. He has conducted several large-scale organization design and change projects, and has consulted to a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Scandinavia.

Christopher G. Worley

Christopher G. Worley is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations (USC's Marshall School of Business) and professor of management in Pepperdine University's Master of Science in Organization (MSOD) program. He received B.S. from Westminster College, master's degrees from Colorado State University and Pepperdine University, and his doctorate from the University of Southern California. He served as Chair of the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management, received the Luckman Teaching Fellowship at Pepperdine University, and the Douglas McGregor Award for best paper in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. His most recent books are Management Reset and Built to Change, and he is completing a book on organization agility. His articles on agility and strategic organization design have appeared in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR, SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, STRATEGY+BUSINESS, and ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS. He and his family live in San Juan Capistrano, CA.