Cameron and Whetten’s Organizational Effectiveness, while dated, is still an excellent guide to the state of research through 1983. See my post “What is Organizational Effectiveness Part 1?” for an overview of the content.
Schein’s Organizational Culture and Leadership is the go-to resource not just on culture, but on the relationship of culture to change management. In successive chapters Schein reviews the nature of organizational culture and cultural assessment, the role of leadership, and the challenges surrounding change management around culture.
Cross’s Driving Results Through Social Networks was key for me. Before reading this book, I did not have a clear idea of how social network analysis could be used to drive business results. Reading this book and studying the cases gave me multiple templates to use for different types of projects.
James Kalbach Mapping Experiences
Daniel Denison’s Corporate Culture and Organizational Effectiveness
I first read Tim Brown’s Change by Design for a class on designing sustainable change which provided my introduction to Design Thinking. I went back to the book as I was designing my project for the Designing for Organizational Effectiveness certification, and re-read the cases, to help me think about how I could put my project together.
Tom and David Kelly’s Creative Confidence was very useful in providing both insight into the Design Thinking process, but practical examples of projects.