A systems approach to change in organizations, illustrating the interrelationships of structure, technology, individual and group behaviour, and organizational climate. A seminar format is used, with discussion centering on a variety of analyses of organizational change, and a selection of case studies.
Instructor: Conor Vibert
Prerequisites: Busi 2733 and 2743
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace
Organizational change includes topics as diverse as mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, diversity, succession, crisis management, and more. In this course, you'll learn why change occurs, alternatives and approaches to change drivers, best practices associated with change management, and why change succeeds or fails.
This course is not intended to provide you with a broad overview of all approaches and theories. It emphasizes improving your analytical and management skills, with a special focus on combining traditional academic approaches with online information sources.