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Large Group Interventions Barbara Benedict Bunker

Large Group Interventions By Barbara Benedict Bunker

Large Group Interventions by Barbara Benedict Bunker

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This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the 11 different models of large group intervention, in which employees and customers are brought together. It explores their similarities and differences, describes their origins, and presents these methods with examples and case studies.

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Large Group Interventions: Engaging the Whole System for Rapid Change by Barbara Benedict Bunker

Large Group Interventions presents a comprehensive overview of twelve of the most powerful methods of large group interventions in use today. This comprehensive guide describes the methods' origins, explores their differences and similarities, and presents vivid examples and case studies of each intervention method in action. Bring together as many as two thousand employees and customers in one location for activities as diverse as creating future direction, restructuring the organization, solving problems, and generating new ideas. Large Group Interventions covers: A brief history of large group interventions The search conference Real-time strategic change Participative design Large group dynamics Large Group Interventions is the first and only book to present and compare different large group intervention methods and describe the situations and conditions under which each might be used.

About Barbara Benedict Bunker

Barbara Benedict Bunker is emeritus professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has taught in executive development programs at Columbia, Pepperdine, and the Harvard University School of Education and has held Fulbright Lectureships in the business schools of Keio University and Kobe University in Japan.

Billie T. Alban is president of Alban and Williams, Ltd., and an internationally known management consultant whose clients include British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Exxon, and Kraft/General Foods. She teaches in executive development programs at Columbia, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Pepperdine and has served on the board of the Organization Development Network.
Bunker and Alban are coauthors of Large Group Interventions from Jossey-Bass.

Table of Contents

Foreword - W. Warner Burke; Preface; The Authors; AN INTRODUCTION TO LARGE GROUP INTERVENTIONS; Of Mud Flats and Solid Brass; A Brief History of Large Group Interventions; THE METHODS: CREATING THE FUTURE TOGETHER; The Search Conference; Future Search; Real Time Strategic Change; ICA Strategic Planning Process Part Two Summary; THE METHODS: WORK DESIGN; The Conference Model; Fast Cycle Full Participation Work Design; Real Time Work Design; Participative Design Part Three Summary; THE METHODS: WHOLE-SYSTEM PARTICIPATIVE WORK; Simu-Real; Work-Out; Open Space Technology Part Four Summary; GROUP DYNAMICS, NEW DIRECTIONS, AND HOW TO MOVE AHEAD; Large Group Dynamics; Current Innovations and Underlying Values; Appendix; References; Index.

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Large Group Interventions: Engaging the Whole System for Rapid Change by Barbara Benedict Bunker
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