The aim of this class is to help you deal with various aspects of organizational change more effectively – in analyzing and understanding conditions that may require it, in increasing awareness of multiple ways that organizations change, in managing change, in receiving and participating in it, and in understanding your own approaches and responses to change. Organizations are changing so rapidly and in so many ways that it is crucial for managers to have this knowledge.
Thus, the course readings are aimed at augmenting awareness and knowledge of multiple issues associated with change. There will also be cases and class activities, like simulations, aimed at skill building and reflecting about change in students’ own organizational settings. Hopefully you will come away from class with more knowledge and more confidence in your own abilities with regard to diagnosing and implementing organizational change.