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Reconsidering Essentials of Organization Development: An Evidence-Based Change Management Perspective

Reconsidering Essentials of Organization Development: An Evidence-Based Change Management Perspective
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Author(s): Wouter ten Have (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Ernst Graamans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Steven ten Have (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 24
Source title: Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Robert G. Hamlin (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Andrea D. Ellinger (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA) and Jenni Jones (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6155-2.ch003

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Abstract

This chapter presents the findings of two closely related studies about a selection of premises on which some organization development (OD) practices are based. In the first study, 18 taken-for-granted assumptions have been held against the scientific literature using rapid evidence assessment (REA) as a method. In light of the available evidence, some of these assumptions proved to be untenable. In a second study, practitioners were confronted with these assumptions and fed back the assessments. These studies, combined together, show that practitioners are often not aware of scientific findings relevant to their field. On the other hand, despite all the reseach that has been done and published, the scientific literature often does not provide satisfactory and conclusive answers to the questions practitioners grapple with.

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