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Ch 7: Organizational Change: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Organizational Change chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master organizational change. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of organizational change.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory management material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the different types of organizational change and the models used to manage them.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about organizational change.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra management learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Organizational Change chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Organizational Change chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What external and internal forces affect organizational change?
  • What are the different categories of internal organizational change?
  • What steps are involved in the planned change process?
  • How do John Kotter's and Kurt Lewin's change models work?
  • What are learning organizations, and how are they beneficial?
  • What is the relationship between organizational change and culture?

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Organizational Change: Help and Review
How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change

1. How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change

Managers must recognize and respond to all factors that affect their organizations. This lesson describes how the internal and external environments of an organization drive change within the company.

How Companies Become Learning Organizations

2. How Companies Become Learning Organizations

In today's knowledge economy, it is imperative that organizations and their members find ways to acquire, share, and apply new knowledge; a notion that is highly characteristic of a learning organization. In this lesson, you will learn what it means to be a learning organization and the benefits of becoming one.

Organizational Culture and Change

3. Organizational Culture and Change

Organizational change involving altering processes and systems within a company often affects the existing group norms, beliefs and values. This makes change a challenge for managers. There are tactics managers can use to institute change in a positive and welcoming way.

Learning Organizations: Characteristics & Examples

4. Learning Organizations: Characteristics & Examples

A learning organization is a relatively new concept in contemporary management, pioneered by Peter M. Senge. In this lesson, you will learn a definition of a learning organization and its characteristics.

Senge's Mental Models: Definition & Explanation

5. Senge's Mental Models: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will be learning the definition of mental models, some of its important concepts and how it relates to building an effective learning organization.

The Fifth Discipline: Summary & Overview

6. The Fifth Discipline: Summary & Overview

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990) is a groundbreaking book by Dr. Peter Senge, which addresses the idea of a learning organization. In this lesson, we will provide a brief summary of the book and explore some of its key concepts. You will also be given an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.

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