#28 Organization Development in the Philippines: The Practitioners' Perspective

This monograph gives an overview of the nature, history, and trends of Organization Development in the Philippines. The study traces the earliest known OD practices in the 1960s, and follows their evolution to the present vis-à-vis the understanding of OD in Western literature. Several interviews and FGDs with pioneer practitioners were conducted in order to discuss key questions to this topic: “What is OD? How is it practiced? Who is the OD Practitioner? Where is OD in the Philippine organization?”

Through this holistic approach in tracing the history of OD in the Philippines, the research provides a cohesive, theoretical framework of OD, viewed through the lenses of pioneer practitioners in the Philippines. Future challenges for the discipline are also discussed.