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ERIC Number: ED061596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 22
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Organizational Development from the Inside: A Progress Report on the First Cadre of Organizational Specialists.
Wyant, Spencer
This document reports the experiences of organizational development specialists and compares organizational development with two other change strategies. Organizational development aims to increase the effectiveness of task groups in schools by teaching them how to communicate clearly, use systematic methods to solve problems, draw out and use group members' information and resources, and to build new norms and roles that support group processes. Organizational specialists in Kent, Washington, met with many difficulties because of budget and personnel constraints, but they did succeed in improving the communication and problemsolving skills of district subsystems. When compared with innovative team and change agent team strategies, the organizational development strategy was the only one that could claim specific, longrange improvements in the school systems. (RA)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Note: Abridged from: Organizational Specialists in a School District: A Follow-up Study. M.A. Thesis, September 1971