Evidence that we must transform the way OD and Change Management occur: Burke says 60 to 70% of change efforts fail!!

On Apr 7, 2015, at 2:11 AM, Burke, Warner wrote:


The answer is “yes” and the name of our program is not social psychology but instead Social-Organizational Psychology.



On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Roland Sullivan wrote:
Need a reply that says yes to the following that will be published in a new book honoring Udai Pareek, the first Asian NTL fellow and who studied at Columbia in the 60’s.

“To support such transformation we all are challenged to positively change the way change interventions occur. Why? Because it is common knowledge supported by W. Warner Burke, who is known for defining the field of OD and heading one of the elite Social-Organizational Psychology programs at Columbia University in New York that change efforts are failing 60 to 70% of the time.”


I am authoring this with Professor Vijayakumar of the famed TATA Institute of Social Sciences  of India. Perhaps we need to have you fly over and help us start the Executive OD and Executive Leadership programs or if your wife does not want to come to India then we work virtually.

your student Roland

W. Warner Burke, PhD
Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education
220 Zankel Hall
Box 24 Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-3831

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