ORGB 4871
Organizational Development and Change

3.0 Credits

Description

Students learn to become agents for change thereby improving human resource and organizational effectiveness andproductivity. In today's business environment, a human resource practitioner must be a skilled change manager.Topics include processes of change; perspective of self and others; creating a climate for change; facilitating changetransition; gaining commitment and sustaining momentum; and the institutionalization of change and beyond.

Delivery Method

Web-based.

Prerequisites

Recommended: ORGB 3811 - Organizational Theory and Design

Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to perform the following actions:

  • Describe elements that facilitate and constrain change.
  • Describe managerial/leadership roles in facilitating positive change outcomes throughout the four phases of change.
  • Incorporate information about ethical dilemmas when studying change interventions.
  • Develop strategies to incorporate criteria and standards for change interventions.
  • Discuss the roles of resistance and commitment in relation to change.
  • Describe the challenges of sustaining momentum for change.
  • Assess whether the goal of institutionalization has been realized.
  • Propose change strategies for enhancing institutionalization of change.
  • Discuss future trends impacting upon organizational change initiatives.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Processes of Change: Perspectives of Self and Others
  • Module 2: Review of Phases of Change and Phase 1: Creating a Climate for Change
  • Module 3: Facilitating Change Transition
  • Module 4: Facilitating Change Implementation: Gaining Commitment and Sustaining Momentum
  • Module 5: Institutionalization of Change and Beyond

Maximum Completion

30 Weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

Computer with Internet access required.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information when starting the course.

Assessment

To successfully complete the course, students must achieve 50% or higher on the overall course and achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the mandatory Final project.

Assignment 1: Overview of Major Change 10%
Assignment 2: Organizational Readiness for Change 10%
Assignment 3: Change Transition 10%
Assignment 4: Commitment to Change 10%
Assignment 5: Institutionalization of Change 10%
Final Project * 50%
Total 100%

* Mandatory