Cut through Change Complexity (Understand Types of Change)
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Cut through Change Complexity (Understand Types of Change)

Match the right organizational change approach to the type of challenge faced
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Created by Dr. Ross Wirth
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to select the right change approach (model) to the problem situation faced
  • • Classify different change models by purpose
  • • Identify the type of change encountered in order to use the best change approach
  • • Understand how change models comprise the change leader’s tool kit, making many options available, each for a different purpose
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  • This is an intermediate course and the student should have a basic understanding of organizational change.

Not all change is the same – use the right change model for better results!

Many authors and instructors throw the term “Change Models” around freely, which often causes great confusion since there are many models, often with very different purposes and perspectives on the change process.  This online course is an attempt to cut through the confusion with a classification scheme that ties the model choice to the purpose served in the change initiative.  Further, by approaching model choice from a “purpose” perspective, the change leader can narrow the models to those most appropriate and avoid using a hammer when a screwdriver is needed.

Upon completion of this course, you will understand change model classifications and some of the models that are available for each classification.  However, the value of knowing the change classification you face only comes from using that knowledge when designing and implementing a change project.

Do you understand the problem situation and which change model is needed?

Who is the target audience?
  • Managers confused over how to match the right change approach to their present situation.
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
Choosing the Right Organizational Change Model
10 Lectures 01:04:54

Welcome and introduction to this course.

Preview 04:03

Shortcuts through the course if you are short on time - focus on lectures with "*" since they are the lectures that directly support the learning objectives.

Preview 03:14

Differentiates types of "change models" by their purpose.

Preview 09:00

Multiple ways change can be classified (by cumulative change over time)

* Change Process Classification

Degree of difficulty is not uniform across types of change.

* Difficulty Classification

Introduces the four primary ways change happen (planned, debate-synthesis, live cycle, and evolutionary).

Introduction to Change Process Theories

Deeper explanation of the four primary change processes.

* Change Process Theories - Model Detail

Deeper dive into the four change processes - leans academic.  (Download the document from the attached resources.)

Organizational Change Process Theories (Deep Dive)

Identifying what you need to study next to become more competent in change management.

Knowing what You Don't Know

Free online course – The Org-Change Doctor’s Guide to Organizational Change 

The only thing constant in today’s world is constant change.  However, many managers know very little about what drives successful change.  To meet this need comes the “Guide to Organizational Change: Textbook 3.0” – what a textbook would be if invented with today’s technology – suitable as a college textbook while having immediate application to on-the-job demands for planning and implementing a change project.

This course truly provides a road map for further study – gain a broad understanding of organizational change.  Specific learning objectives include:

·        Understanding why organizations need to change to survive

·        Selecting the right change model for different purposes and phases in the change project

·        Understand that organizations do not change – people within the organization change

·        Understand the difference between Change Management (controlling the change process) and Change Leadership (establishing the vision for change)

·        Diagnose what needs to change & what needs to be protected

·        Implement a Change Management Project Methodology

·        Establish a Personal Development Plan for Change Leadership  

WIP edition now available

Note that this course is a “work in progress” – the full textbook skeleton is available now with the greater vision embodied in the Table of Contents.  Student feedback will drive development of this textbook and associated courses – the greatest and most immediate student needs will drive new content prioritization. 

Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level – bringing change to your organization? 

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About the Instructor
Dr. Ross Wirth
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2,468 Students
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Consultant & Professor - The Org-Change Doctor

Dr. Ross Wirth develops online courses and consults in the areas of organizational change and strategic leadership. Previously, he served as the Dean of the College of Business and Program Chair for Business Administration at Franklin University. Earlier, Dr. Wirth worked 32 years in international oil and gas where he served in many management positions, often involved in strategic & operational planning, business development, performance management, and organizational change initiatives. Over his career, functional leadership spanned IT, retail & wholesale marketing, supply & logistics, corporate planning, and human resources.

Dr. Wirth earned an MBA from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.


     I help managers & business owners      
          - achieve performance results
          - that are strategically focused & aligned       
          - by providing strategic leadership &
            organizational change resources     
          - in a DIY, easy to learn & apply format.