Managing Organizational Change

GSM OB 844

In this course, we will explore the theory and practice of creating organizational change, with an emphasis on how "insiders" can create desired organizational change. By the end of the course, students should be more capable facilitators of change; sensitive to the nuances of change and more knowledgeable and wise about its enactment. To enable this, we will examine how people recognize challenges in situations and possibilities for change, and adopt an experimental and deliberative attitude to try and solve them. When successful, such collective initiatives encourage meaningful contribution of stakeholders, foster human development and achieve organizational outcomes. The course sessions will be highly experiential. We will confront situations of change via simulations, exercises, personal projects, and team-based organizational projects. We will connect these experiences of change with theories of change to generate a richer understanding of the mechanisms of change at our disposal, and the integrative/disintegrative conditions that shape change trajectories. This course is particularly relevant for those wishing to develop their leadership and consultation capabilities.

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
F1 Golden-Biddl HAR 224 W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 TBA M 8:00 am-10:45 am

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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