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Organizational dynamics : diagnosis and intervention
Kotter, John P., 1947-
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Publication Information:
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., [1978]

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xiv, 99 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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A member of the AWL OD Series This book offers managers and OD specialists a powerful way of diagnosing organizational problems and of deciding when, where, and how to use (or not use) the diverse and growing number of organizational improvement tools that are available today. Comprehensive and fully integrated, the book includes many different concepts, research findings, and competing philosophies and provides specific examples of how to use the information to improve organizational functioning.

Author Notes

John P. Kotter is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

He is the Konosuke Matashusita Professor of Leadership at the Harvard Business School and was one of the youngest people in Harvard history to receive full professorship.

Kotter's works include Power and Influence: Beyond Formal Authority, The Leadership Factor and Corporate Culture and Performance.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 The Major Conceptual Elements
3 System Dynamics in the Short-Run
4 Moderate-Run Dynamics
5 Long-Run Dynamics
6 Some Implications for Organizational Effectiveness
7 Using the Model
Appendix A Summary of Questions to Guide Diagnosis and Intervention