OD in Afghanistan: A comparison of values and A proposal of What is Essential About OD
This article explores how the sometimes hidden power of cultural context, in Afghanistan and in the practice of OD, impacted the change consulting process. Since the original publication of this article, more cross-cultural models have been developed and the dialogue about how to adapt OD methodologies across cultures has become more prominent. OD continues to be in a unique position to succeed in complex, cross-cultural environments due to two of its key elements: use of self and action research. Embodying them enables crucial skills, indispensable when consulting within challenging environments.