Publisher: Addison-Wesley, 1998, 184 pages
For too long, power and organizational development have been juxtaposed as two opposing and contradictory approaches to management. Power and Organizational Development argues that OD and power can and should be reconciled and integrated in the implementation of change. Power is essential for getting things done in an organization, for implementing ideas, obtaining budget approvals, dealing effectively with other departments, and promoting new policies and procedures. The purpose of this book is two-fold: to provide the reader with a solid grounding in the role of power and politics in organizations, with a specific focus on how managers use power bases and strategies to get things done, and to provide the reader with strategies and intervention techniques for bringing about change in an organization.
Power meets OD. Greiner and Schein makes an extremely good try to integrate the concepts into one. Closer to reality it is very hard to get. Very much recommended.