Academic journal article Organization Development Journal

FROM THE EDITOR: In This Issue

Academic journal article Organization Development Journal

FROM THE EDITOR: In This Issue

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Welcome to the Spring 2000 issue of the Organization Development Journal. Although this issue is officially not the first one of the new millennium (that distinction cannot be granted until the Spring 2001 publication), it does represent the first issue of the Journal for Y2K, which in and of itself, is a major accomplishment.

As we usher the field of O.D. into the year that can only be abbreviated to 00, it is important that we continue to expand our horizons regarding the field itself and the types of perspectives it is intended to represent. In some ways, the contents of this issue could be said to reflect this more inclusive attitude toward O.D. In fact, this issue features a little bit of everything for everyone so to speak.

For those readers who prefer more traditional quantitative research methods, for example, we have an interesting study on the nature of teams and team leadership from Peter Bachiochi, Steven Rogelberg, Matthew O'Connor and Allison Elder. Not to be outdone, Melinda Morrow and William Wurtz focus on "hard" results in their paper as well, where they describe the process and issues involved in the measurement of ROI of an intervention.

If, on the other hand, focusing on the nature of the consulting profession either at the systemic or individual level is of particular interest, I would direct you to the papers by Claire Massey or Phil Hanson. In a related vein, T. …

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