Gervase Bushe & Robert Marshak (eds.), (2013). Advances in Dialogic OD. OD Practitioner. Journal of the Organization Development Network. Vol. 45, n° 1.
In this edition of the OD Practitioner, Gervase Bushe and Robert Marshak, together with a number of renouned OD practitioners draw a status of our current thinking in OD and more particularely the evolution of a DIAGNOSTIC towards a DIALOGIC approach. That doesn't mean that gathering data, or analysing issues suddenly became 'not done' anymore, but that we realize that it's not an objective analysis done by a team of experts or consultants but that it is the result of 'meaning-making' and the relational practice of all those involved in the organization. Not an OD consultant, not a management team, but the whole social system of the organization is involved in meaning-making and creating the future functioning of that organization as a relational system. Appreciative Inquiry is one of the possible methodologies used in Dialogic OD together with Large Group Interventions such as Open Space and Future Search.
A few more articles on the concept of Dialogic OD are listed below :
- G. Bushe & R. Marshak., (2013). Dialogic Organization Development. In : Jones,B. & Brazzel, M. (eds) The NTL Handbook of Organization Development, 2nd Ed.
- G. Bushe & R. Marshak., (2009). Revisioning Organization Development. Diagnostic and Dialogic Premises and Patterns of Practice. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Vol. 45, N° 3
- G. Bushe., (2012). Propositions about Transforming Organizations Through Dialogic OD. Toward aDialogicOD Theory of Practice –Draft 9/29/2012
- NTL (2010). Practising Social Change. Practitioner’s journal of The NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science. Issue 2.
- Bushe, G.R. (2011) Appreciative inquiry: Theory and critique. In Boje, D., Burnes, B. and Hassard, J. (eds.)
The Routledge Companion To Organizational Change (pp. 87-103). Oxford, UK: Routledge.