Edmonstone, J (2011) Action learning and organisation development: overlapping fields of practice. Action Learning: research and practice, 8 (2). pp. 93-102.

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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between action learning and Organisation Development (OD). It proposes that they are overlapping fields of practice, with interesting similarities and differences. Both fields of practice are experienced as challenging to conventional ways of viewing organisations and people but are also subject to increasing challenge themselves and both aspects are examined. Two accounts of practice are included, which cast light on action learning and OD and some preconditions for a more fruitful future relationship between the two fields are proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: action learning, organisational development, threats and challenges, clumsy relationship
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 12:07
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:20
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/425

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