Patagonias success comes from the ways they differentiate themselves from their
competition. This is what makes them unique and gives customers extra incentive to buy
their good/product. As a customer, I have come to a cross roads where I am not su
Organizational Development: Some Problems
ROBERT L. KAHN
Examination of the rapidly increasing body of OD literature reveals
that much of its research is redundant and without reﬁnement or
validation, that the term “Organizational Developme
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Positive Organization Development:
Innovation-inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths
David L. Cooperrider and Lindsey N. Godwin
This article presents a framework for Innovation-inspired Positive Or
Building Momentum for Organizational Development
(A Case Study of the Philip Morris USA, Inc. C.P.M. Society)
Ronald E. Butler, Staff Specialist
Philip Morris USA
Timothy R. Campbell, Procurement Director
hink for a moment about the organizations to which you belong. You
probably have many to name, such as the company where you work, a school,
perhaps a volunteer organization, or a reading group. You are undoub
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
Research and Publications
Organization Development Experiences A Case for Enriching
HRD through OD
W.P. No. 2010 - 01 - 01
The main objective of the working paper series of the IIMA is t
Case Studies of OD interventions by Plummer & Associates
Here are example consulting engagements where we helped organizations succeed
through various people focused interventions. As our clients dont want their specific
pains identified, the organization
Organization Development and Change in Universities
Richard J. Torraco
Richard E. Hoover
Sheri A. Knippelmeyer
University of Nebraska
Organization development is an approach to planned change that is used in the private, public, and
Journal of Management and Social Sciences
Vol. 7, No. 2, (Fall 2011) 23-29
OD or Not an OD - a Case Study Analysis of Organizational
Development Practices in Government Sector Organizations
Dean Faculty of Management Scien
Companies must take care of their stakeholders, whoever they may be. BHP
Billiton failed to recognize the importance of it stakeholders, which was the lead to their
demise. They made promises they couldnt keep. For example, the Peruvian government
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (known hereafter as Gilead or the company) is a biotechnology
company based in Foster City, CA. Their vision is to advance therapeutics against life-threatening
diseases worldwide. Gilead was founded in 1987 before going
Case #12 ZARA
How did Zara become vertically integrated?
Did they form a partnership or did they buy companies out?
I have had experience with a company that was vertically integrated and that had new
products coming out very rapidly as an intern working
Case 23 Wolfgang
How did this conflicting way of business between the two men affect the success of the
Did the two men ever learn to see eye to eye?
As a customer of Starbucks coffee there are a few different kinds of people that serve
Case #14 Cisco
1. How did Lerner know so early on that the best marketing strategy was to build
solutions for customers rather than find customer for her technology?
2. How did Cisco reinvent itself after the economic downturn of 2001?
As a marketing inte
After reading the case question, I want to know how Merck bounced back in the short
term from the $100 million dollar cost of developing the drug they made no money on?
In my personal life as a consumer I have experienced a different but similar ex
Case #10 Disney
How did Walt and Roy get the money to start Walt Disney Studios?
How did Walt Disney come up with the Mickey Mouse idea?
In my experience I have encountered a company as a consumer that is very vertically
integrated as well as thoroughly d
While it may be easy to identify what should be changed, it is less clear and more complex
to determine how to set realistic goals and develop implementation plans while enlisting
stakeholder commitment to executing those plans.
Using Action Learning for