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New paradigms in organizational development in the 21st century: positivity, spirituality, and complexity

Karakas, Fahri (2009). New paradigms in organizational development in the 21st century: positivity, spirituality, and complexity. Organization Development Journal, 27(1) pp. 11–26.

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Abstract

Traditional Organization developement models are giving way to new intervention methods and models in an age of uncertainty, complexity, globalization, and accelerating change. The purpose of this article is to suggest new roles for Organization developement professionals in the 21st century. Drawing from appreciative inquiry, positive organizational scholarship, spirituality, and complexity, the paper discusses the emergence of seven new creative roles for Organization developement professionals: Social artist, ethical pioneer, spiritual visionary, creative catalyst, cultural innovator, holistic thinker, and community builder. This paper invites Organization developement professionals and consultants to consider new paradigms/perspectives and to adopt new roles in organizational interventions for wider impact and better performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Unknown
ISSN: 0889-6402
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
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Item ID: 22965
Depositing User: Fahri Karakas
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 13:07
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 05:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22965
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