Dialogic Organization Development (Hardcover)

The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change

By Gervase R. Bushe (Editor), Robert J. Marshak (Editor), Edgar H. Schein (Foreword by)

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781626564046, 496pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2015



A Dynamic New Approach to Organizational Change
Dialogic Organization Development is a compelling alternative to the classical action research approach to planned change. Organizations are seen as fluid, socially constructed realities that are continuously created through conversations and images. Leaders and consultants can help foster change by encouraging disruptions to taken-for-granted ways of thinking and acting and the use of generative images to stimulate new organizational conversations and narratives. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dialogic Organization Development with chapters by a global team of leading scholar-practitioners addressing both theoretical foundations and specific practices.

About the Author

Gervase R. Bushe is professor of leadership and organization development at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, and is a two-time winner of the Douglas McGregor Award. Robert J. Marshak is distinguished scholar in residence at the School of Public Affairs, American University. He has received the OD Network's Lifetime Achievement Award.