The BMI series in Dialogic OD, inspired by the original Addison-Wesley Series in OD, is a series of short, 100 page volumes written by experienced Dialogic OD practitioners. Edited by Gervase Bushe and Bob Marshak, each narrowly focuses on one specific aspect of Dialogic OD practice and provides consultants with tested, practical models and processes, along with case examples to make the models come alive.

We are always interested in new volumes for our series. If you think you might have a book for our series please contact one of the editors.

Discover Your Next Book

Dialogic OD textbook

The seminal text published in 2015 by Berrett-Koehler: Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change

Praise for The Team Discovered

Peter Block

Author of Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used and Community: The Structure of Belonging

The Team Discovered breathes fresh energy into the field of Organization Development. It makes the case for the integration of analyzing the world and experiencing the world—both of which are needed to act on the world. It is a welcome antidote to the longing for structured, predictable, and measurable interventions. It is a pleasure to recommend that you read this book.
Joe Garbus

Chief Talent and Inclusion Officer, Marsh

Finally, a very clear, practical connection between the truly dynamic, diverse nature of team success versus the worn, mechanistic models that get us only partway there. Bratt’s easy handling of complex content brings intellectual depth and precision with a practitioner’s experience of the real world to help teams be successful in the ways they need to be.

Praise for Hosting Generative Change

Trevor Durnford

Chair, International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

"Change the way people think and things will never be the same” epitomizes the impact that Mark McKergow has had over the years. I have every confidence that in years to come, his most recent profound work about hosting will become common knowledge and practice.
Chris Corrigan

Steward of the Art of Hosting and author, The Tao of Open Space

Mark provides essential counsel on the design and preparation of dialogic spaces. Written for people who are deepening their hosting practice, even experienced hosts will want to keep this book close at hand.

Praise for The Dynamics of Generative Change

Dr. William Pasmore

Professor of Practice, Columbia University and SVP, Center for Creative Leadership

Human systems are full of energy that can power change or create resistance. In this beautifully- detailed account, Bushe helps the reader understand how generative change works like ju-jitsu; rather than fighting against existing natural energy for change, it focuses and amplifies it. Read this and you’ll never try forcing change from the top-down or outside-in again.
Dr. Andrew Day

Former Head of Ashridge Consulting; Partner, Metalogue and author, Disruption, Change and Transformation in Organisations

I was able to take away plenty of practical insights that I have applied to good effect in my client work. I would recommend this book to experienced practitioners, or those are starting out, who are interested in the rapidly developing practice of Dialogic OD.

Praise for Dialogic Process Consulting

Dr. Matt Minahan

President, Board Chair and Member, OD Network, 2009-2016. Co-editor, Handbook for Strategic HR

Three things make this book magic: It is a real applied handbook for how to consult from the Dialogic frame, and nobody knows this better than Marshak. It is the perfect blend of theory and action. And, it contains several great stories of Bob’s consulting, which by themselves are worth the price of the book.
Dr. Sandra Janoff

Director, Future Search Network and Co-author, Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There.

This book is a practical guide in the art of listening truly well, the beauty of linking unconscious processes to conscious awareness with insight and respect, and the belief that learning and acting together is something we can, and must, do. It is a feast of insights topped with great case examples!