Implementing Organizational Interventions: Steps, Processes, and Best Practices

Implementing Organizational Interventions: Steps, Processes, and Best Practices

Implementing Organizational Interventions: Steps, Processes, and Best Practices

Implementing Organizational Interventions: Steps, Processes, and Best Practices

Synopsis

With emphasis on actually implementing organizational interventions in a variety of cultures and climates, this nuts-and-bolts guide covers all the bases. It not only provides readers with expert advice on confronting the variables that effect a broad array of organizational interventions, but also offers practical guidance for increasing the probability of success. Chapters are arranged around major content areas, including staffing, performance management, reward systems, and organizational strategy, and focus on the primary steps involved, issues that must be considered, and decisions that must be made. First-hand accounts by the contributors illuminate real-world application.

Excerpt

Implementing any kind of organizational intervention is easier said than done. Interventions are hard and labor-intensive, and they take time, resources, and commitment. Yet they are essential for long-term organizational effectiveness and survival, and they are critical for moving organizations forward and solving many of their key problems. As I/O psychologists, we regularly recommend a variety of interventions—from mergers and acquisitions to training programs, staffing and employee development, compensation systems, strategic planning processes, and others. Whatever the intervention we recommend, its effectiveness depends on a number of individual, group, organizational, legal, and environmental variables. the key challenge in implementing interventions is managing these complex human, political, and cultural factors in a manner that facilitates success. of course, most implementations never go as planned. Some fail miserably, others simply fade away. Why? Can this situation be avoided? What have we learned about how to succeed from the industrial/organizational psychology literature and the experience of I/O psychologists who have spent their careers implementing interventions? This book addresses these questions.

Jerry Hedge and Elaine Pulakos have assembled a collection of readable, insightful, and useful chapters on implementing organizational interventions. This is no small accomplishment, given the complexity of the topic. the chapter authors highlight what needs to be done or what one needs to be aware of when implementing diverse interventions. They provide implementation examples, tips, guidelines, and practical advice—all in the spirit of giving practitioners the tools they need to succeed. the volume will help hr practitioners, managers, and executives implement organizational interventions successfully.

On behalf of the editorial board of the Professional Practice Series, I hope this new volume adds value to the practitioner's tool . . .

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