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History of Organization Development (Part 6 of 6) – “Can People Really Change?  The Genius of Kurt Lewin”

History of Organization Development (Part 6 of 6) – “Can People Really Change? The Genius of Kurt Lewin”

(Guest post from John Scherer, Co-Director of Scherer Leadership International. This is the sixth blog post in a six-part series about the history of Organization Development, “On the Shoulders of Giants.”) NOTE: What I have learned about Kurt Lewin I received from four main sources. My mentor and NTL buddy, Ron Lippitt (one of Lewin’s first […]

History of Organization Development (Part 5 of 6) — Wilfred Bion and Eric Trist “The Birth of Self-Managed Work Groups”

History of Organization Development (Part 5 of 6) — Wilfred Bion and Eric Trist “The Birth of Self-Managed Work Groups”

(Guest post from John Scherer, Co-Director of Scherer Leadership International. This is the fifth blog post in a six-part series about the history of Organization Development, “On the Shoulders of Giants.” (In the last issue, we featured the work of Kurt Lewin, the ‘grandfather’ of the change movement, and the teacher of one of John’s […]

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Development is hard pressed to interface with operations. Yet it is extremely important that this interface be workable because developments are not relevant until they find their way into operations. This is the “reason for being” of development; to have new systems and adaptive processes and structures integrated, in the long run, to foster organizational […]

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