Organizational Change

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Instructed by Robert Barcik Business / Management
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

In order for organizations to survive, these must be changing according to the conditions they are facing constantly. Hence, organizational change is simply "must" for any company. In this course we will go through basic definitions and concepts and will explain to you basic options that we have herein.

Hand in hand with change goes organizational learning and decision making. Organizations must learn from their experience and according to that make decisions. That is why the second and third module of this course is covering these two topics. Especially interesting is the last part when we take a look at the factors (biases) that are negatively affecting the learning and decision making of managers.

What are the requirements?

  • We recommend going through our Introduction to Organizations course prior taking this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand and execute the basics of organizational change.
  • Improve the learning of any organization.
  • Acknowledge the basic biases in organizational decision making.

What is the target audience?

  • Business students.
  • Managers seeking the enlargement of their knowledge scope.

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Section 1: Organizational Change
Welcome To Organizational Change Course
Definition and Targets of Organizational Change
Forces for Organizational Change
Resistances To Organizational Change
Evolutionary and Revolutionary Change in Organizations
Instruments of Evolutionary Change
Instruments of Revolutionary Change
Kurt Lewin´s Force Field Theory of Change
Kotter´s Eight Step Plan for Implementing Change
Section 2: Organizational Life Cycle
Introduction To Organizational Life Cycle
Organizational Birth
A Population Ecology Model of Organizational Birth
Survival Strategies
The Institutional Theory of Organizational Growth
Greiner´s Model of Organizational Growth
Effectiveness and Profitability
Organizational Decline and Death
Weitzel and Jonsson Model for Organizational Decline
Section 3: Organizational Decision Making
Organizational Decision Making
Decision Making: The Rational Model
Decision Making: The Carnegie Model
Decision Making: The Incrementalist Model
Decision Making:The Garbage Can Model
Factors Affecting Organizational Decision Making
Cognitive Dissonance
Illusion of Control
Frequency and Representativeness Bias
Escalation of Commitment
Projection and Ego defensiveness

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Instructor Biography

Robert Barcik, Business Lecturer

Robert Barcik is a co-founder of MeanThat, the educational platform that helped more than quarter million students to learn efficiently. In 2014 he got inspired by KhanAcademy and created his first own videos and after placing them on YouTube he reached a global audience in a heartbeat, all eager to learn! Several universities and as well MBA students from all over the world started to use the videos for their lecturing.

With this, he jumped the educational train and in the upcoming months became a university lecturer and developer of Flipped Teaching with a focus on Marketing, Organisational Theory and Business. Along with that, Robert is a Business graduate and Data Analysis student at Swedish Dalarna University. Here, he cooperates with the educational institutes to promote an innovative ways of teaching.

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