What a design approach offers to organization development

Jordi Trullen, Jean M. Bartunek

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In this article, the authors describe characteristics of design science as a type of organization development (OD) intervention and as an approach to actionable theorizing. The authors discuss ways that design science approaches are typically but not necessarily consistent with OD's values as well as the types of intervention motors they typically use. That is, they often reflect humanistic values, but they need not necessarily do so. Design science typically uses action research and participation intervention motors but does not include as much self-reflection as is the case in much OD work. Design approaches focus much more on action than do most current OD interventions; thus they add an important dimension to OD practice. In addition, they suggest ways of linking this focus on action with hypothesis testing and theorizing more than do most current OD interventions. Thus, they offer the possibility of revitalizing OD.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)23-40
Nombre de pàgines18
RevistaJournal of Applied Behavioral Science
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de març 2007


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