Leading Organizational Change

Foster School of Business

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  • 1 day
  • online

Foster School of Business

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About the course

How to go from stagnation to innovation

One of the hardest challenges for leaders is managing change effectively. Rapid changes in technology and increased competition from globalization have combined to create a business environment that requires organizations to change rapidly and often. This session takes an evidence-based approach to organizational change: We will examine the best evidence available for how to successfully drive and manage change.

Please note that the term “organization” is used broadly in the course to refer to an organization per se or any work unit within an organization, such as a division, department, plant, branch, office, or team. This workshop covers concepts and principles that you will find useful wherever you reside in your organization.

Benefits of attending this online course

You will improve your skills to lead or help bring about a major organizational change designed to improve your organization’s performance.

This workshop will equip you with tools to:

  • Prepare your organization for change
  • Get both short-term and long-term buy-in from key stakeholders
  • Create and sustain momentum for your change initiative

Leading Organizational Change content overview

Getting change-ready: Many change initiatives fail because the organization is not prepared for the change. You will learn how to “prepare the soil” so that people are ready for change.

Securing buy-in: In a series of real-life example, you will see how real people with little to no authority were able to get buy-in for their change initiatives. Using a model of head, heart, and hands, you will learn how to get buy-in from key stakeholders: senior leadership, employees, and even people outside your organization.

Creating and sustaining momentum: Using the analogy of the four forces of flight, we will examine how organizations can produce lift and thrust for the change through meeting employee needs and helping them make progress, while reducing drag and weight by countering employee resistance and breaking up organizational routines.

Change Management: Power and Influence simulation: We will cap off this session with a simulation where you will be tasked with getting a critical mass of supporters for a change initiative. In the simulation, you will have seventeen levers to use to influence the leaders in the organization to go through the four stages of awareness, interest, trial, and finally, adoption of the change initiative.

Experts

Greg Bigley

Education BCom UofTest (1997) PhD University of California, Irvine (1996) MBA University of California, Irvine (1991) BA University of California, Los Angeles (1984) Academic Expertise leadership organizational behavior Current Research Trust, justice, and foundations of learning and flexibi...

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