4 responses to “History of Organization Development (Part 2 of 6) — “The Psychologists””

  1. Very interesting piece. I’m looking forward to the piece about Taylor. You can be sure I will give it close attention.

  2. Hi Carter,
    I like the way you are tracing back the history of OD from an holistic multifaceted perspective. I have a different point of view when you say in the earlier days (the hunter-gather days) of OD the focus was on the content and the process was discovered recently. In my view both the process and content existed early. Of course the process theories were developed recently. However our ancestors observed and lived the process. We on the contrary developed theories of the process, got trained in the process but in the face of the constant demand for instant solutions lost contact with the process. In other words many who formulate process theories and talk extensively about process do not live or experience process in their lives. This is one of the current challenges of the OD profession – the split between theory and practice.

  3. What an interesting approach Carter. Thank you so very much for putting an OD history together in this form. I look forward to the next segment. George’s comment above is an interesting one that I will need to think on that tension between theory and practice. Appreciate your letting us know this is going forward.

  4. What an interesting approach Carter. Thank you so very much for putting an OD history together in this form. I look forward to the next segment. George’s comment above is an interesting one that I will need to think about regarding the current tension between theory and practice. Appreciate your letting us know the history is going forward.

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