Christopher G. Worley

Chris Worley

Chris Worley

Chris Worley is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is a recognized leader in the field of organization development.

Prior to coming to CEO, he was Director of the Master of Science in Organization (MSOD) program at Pepperdine University and remains a primary faculty member in that program. He was awarded the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 1997. Prior to Pepperdine University, Dr. Worley taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of San Diego, University of Southern California, and Colorado State University.

Dr. Worley has co-authored over 30 books, chapters, and articles.  His most recent books, co-authored with Ed Lawler, are Management Reset and Built to Change.  He also authored Integrated Strategic Change: How OD Builds Competitive Advantage in Addison-Wesley’s OD Series, and with Tom Cummings has co-authored five editions ofOrganization Development and Change, the leading textbook on organization development.

His articles on strategic change and strategic organization design have appeared in the Journal of Applied Behavioral ScienceJournal of Organization BehaviorSloan Management Reviewand Organizational Dynamics.


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  1. Pingback: MSOD Professor Worley Co-authors Management Reset Book, Calls for Drastic Change | Pepperdine Business Newsroom - Graziadio School of Business and Management

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