Managing Organizational Change
GSM OB 844
Change is crucial for the success and survival of organizations. Managing change is central to the role of senior leaders, middle managers, and frontline supervisors alike; each needs to understand the change process and develop the skills necessary to engage that process effectively. This course focuses on both the knowledge and the set of skills that enable change to be effectively managed across various organizations and industries. Students will learn how to be effective agents of change, in the context of different types of roles--tops, middles and bottoms--and organizations. We will explore the nature of both proactive and reactive change, examining the conditions under which such change is successful and the skills necessary to ensure that success. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about themselves as change agents, in the context of considering their own tendencies, skills, and capabilities amidst proactive and reactive change. The course is particularly appropriate for students who wish to develop their leadership and consultation capabilities.
FALL 2015 Schedule
|F1||Callahan||SMG 224||W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm|
SPRG 2016 Schedule
|F1||TBA||W 6:00 pm-9:00 pm|
Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term