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Organizational Change

The course presents concepts of spontaneous and planned changes within the organization and their influences on employee behavior and the organization’s structure.  Topics include change theories, managing change, strategic advantages and disadvantages of change, and planning change goals.


  • Discussing the evolution of organizational development as a professional discipline.
  • Analyzing the trends in values among organizations and individuals within our society.
  • Analyzing the trends in cross-generational management as it relates to encouraging, resisting, and sustaining change.
  • Evaluating major theories and models of planned change in terms of their concepts and the related implications for managers within organizations.
  • Evaluating the impact of interpersonal relationship and communication skills as it relates to change management.
  • Using organizational development models to analyze a selected organization’s productivity and morale.
  • Evaluating the impact organizational culture has on an organization’s ability to implement and sustain change.
  • Assessing strategies to use in developing a balance of power within various types of organizations.
  • Assessing the quality of work life and its implication for productivity.
  • Appraising employee compensation and benefit strategies in terms of their relationship to organizational change.
  • Creating a plan for an integrated or holistic management approach in directing organizational change.
  • Diagnosing the nature of organizational client systems using concepts from group dynamics, industrial psychology, systems theory, behavioral studies, and sociopolitics.
  • Assessing alternatives in terms of their financial, psychological, and strategic advantages and disadvantages.
  • Analyzing both readiness and resistance to change within organizations.
  • Developing and applying strategies for managing minor to major organizational and personal change.
  • Explaining the role of the change agent for achieving organizational goals.
  • Evaluating skills required for leading change effectively in organizations.
  • Evaluating the integral role of communication as it relates to the organizational change process.
  • Assessing the alignment between employee and management perceptions regarding the need for change.
  • Analyzing the role of succession planning as a proactive strategy for managing organizational change.
  • Analyzing current organizational change challenges and trends in the workplace.
  • Formulating procedures to apply organizational change solutions to current workplace challenges and trends.


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