Organizational Development and Change

Organizational Development and Change

The Organizational Development and Change page contains models, resources, and best practices for organizational change. As we develop our capacity to serve a diverse society, we must also evolve our Extension system to one which will nurture and sustain our efforts to be effective in honoring the differences among us.

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Preventing violence against women and girls.pdf  Abstract: Men’s violence against women and girls is a blunt expression of the pervasive gender inequalities that characterize countries across the globe. Men’s violence against women both expresses and maintains men’s power over women. Indeed, rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence have been seen as paradigmatic expressions of the operation of male power over women (Miller and Biele 1993, p. 53). Whether in workplaces or elsewhere, efforts to build gender equality must reckon with men’s violence against women.

A meta-analytic evaluation of diversity training outcomes.pdf  This meta-analysis used theory and research on diversity, attitudes, and training to
examine potential differential effects on affective-based, cognitive-based, and skill-based outcomes.

Organizational Performance Consequences of Age Diversity.pdf Take a look at the effects of Diversity-Friendly HR policies and top managers’ negative age stereotypes.

Organizational Climate and Culture Review.pdf  Here is a review outlining organizational climate and culture theory

The Path from Exclusive Club to Inclusive Organization: A Developmental Process  Learn how you can move your organization from being monocultural, to one that is inclusive of all people: The Path from Exclusive Club.pdf

Navigating Difference: Development and Implementation of a Successful Cultural Competency Training for Extension and Outreach Professionals  Learn how the Washington State University Extension addresses quality standards for successful implementation of diversity training models here: Navigating Difference.pdf

We all know that working in teams is beneficial to achieving performance goals. However, diverse teams can also bring its own unique challenges. For more information on how to develop efficient and effective teams, please see the attached article:

Developing diverse teams to improve performance in the organizational setting.pdf

Diversity Not Just a Human Resources Function Anymore

Making Excellence Inclusive is designed to help colleges and universities fully integrate their diversity and educational quality efforts and embed them into the core of academic mission and institutional functioning. Through this initiative, the Association of American Colleges and Universities re-envisions diversity and inclusion as a multi-layered process through which we achieve excellence in learning; research and teaching; student development; institutional functioning; local and global community engagement; workforce development; and more.

Organizational Climate: Conducting a Climate Assessment (pdf)

Source: Susan Rankin, Principal & Senior Research Associate, Rankin & Associates, Consulting. Conducting a climate assessment is one of the first steps toward creating an effective multicultural organization.
Assessing Organizational Climate – Part I (pdf)
Assessing Organizational Climate – Part II (pdf)
PowerPoint Presentation given by Susan Rankin at CASD/CASE 2005 National Diversity Conference
Authenticity in a Community Setting — A Tool for Self-Reflection and Change
Equity and Social Justice Diversity LinksOrganizational Development and Change by Claude Faucheux, Gilles Amado and Andre Laurent, 1982.

The Management of Innovation by Tom E. Burns and G. M. Salker, 1961

Exploring…research, paradigms and best practices, challenges and opportunities connections between organizational change and reaching diverse audiences

Organizational Change Section Editor:
Teresa Curtis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(608) 262-3427