Category Archives: Robert P Crosby

Keys to Success (in Citizen Involvement)

A new article by our founder on his application of OD to citizen involvement in government! https://www.spokesman.com/…/2021/aug/03/keys-to-success/

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Work culture as a restraining or a driving force in change management

A colleague posted about the importance of effective change management in concert with project management. He lives and works in an country with an authoritarian government. According to Kurt Lewin (1890 – 1947), broadly acknowledged as the founder of organization … Continue reading

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OD Soup a la Crosby

An OD student recently asked about favorite OD models on a social media site. Here, with a pinch of pepper,  is my reply: I appreciate Edwin Friedman for putting leadership into a systems perspective. It’s not a visual model. It’s … Continue reading

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T-Groups Applied to Industry

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Robert P Crosby discusses his book, Culture Change in Organizations

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Survey Feedback/Action Research

From a letter by Robert P. Crosby: …Later John Scherer and I began a company emphasizing survey feedback as much earlier developed by Floyd Mann and Rensis Likert, colleagues of Dr. Ronald Lippitt who had become both a champion of and … Continue reading

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Addy Clip Three – Goal Alignment

High performance is possible in any organization. In this brief video (1 minute and 41 seconds), the third in a series, our founder describes a process that quickly aligned and engaged an industrial plant that went on to meet and … Continue reading

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Addy Clip #2 – Key Factors in Engagement

High performance is possible in any organization. In this brief video (5 minutes), the second in a series, our founder explores the steps taken to engage work groups.

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Authority & Performance: Addy Clip #1

High performance is possible in any system with the right blend of clear authority and engagement. In this brief video (9 minutes and 15 seconds), the first in a series, our founder explores the steps taken that have led to … Continue reading

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Putting Your Skin in the Game: The OD Practitioner as Organizer

The following is an excellent description of Crosby & Associates’ approach to Organization Development (OD), written by our founder and reprinted from the OD Practitioner, Vol 27, #2&3, 1995.  It is also a solid guide for sponsors and agents of change: Some 20 … Continue reading

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