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Theoretical Background of OD

Theoretical Background of ODmu120_1_024i

OD is a comprehensive, theory-based approach to increasing organizational effectiveness. The strategies and specific interventions involved in a single OD effort might be based on the contents in a shelf-full of books. OD, as a contemporary approach organizational problem solving, is predicated on the reality that simplistic, single-shot, one-mode solutions rarely work in complex social systems.

  1. Complexity Theory
  2. Psychoanalytical Theory
  3. Psychodynamic Theory
  4. Action Research
  5. Group Dynamics
  6. Social Constructionism Theory
  7. Appreciative Inquiry
  8. Change Theories
  9. Systems Theory
  10. Field Theory