This book identifies nine guidelines for the conceptual development of public administration. It shows how one specific approach—the laboratory approach to organization development (OD)—can facilitate the development of public administration.
1. An Organization Development Application at the Top-Toward Creating a New, Effective, Open Giant 2. Team Building on a Mass Scale-Inducing Change in Mature, Multiunit Organizations 3. Training and Organization Development in Five Cities-SIGN, or Suburban Intergovernmental Network for Management Development 4. Individuals Seeking to Build New Work Relationships-An Action Design for a Critical Intervention 5. Organization Development and Learning-Optimum Discrepancies and their Role in Basic Research 6. Organization Development and Change-Three Types of Change in Applied Research 7. Organization Development and Intervening Variables-Social Desirability as Critical in Basic and Applied Research 8. Public Administration and Organization Development-OD as Institutional and Generic