Ch 7: ORELA Business Education: Organizational Change Management

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Let us help you review facts about organizational change management models and processes. The video and text lessons and quizzes will prepare you for these types of questions on the Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA) Business Education exam.

ORELA Business Education: Organizational Change Management - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an opportunity to reinforce what you already know or learn new information about the types, challenges and models of change management. You will have the opportunity to review definitions of terms, theory applications and examples illustrating change management practices and functions. With a firm grasp of these concepts, you should be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of the following when taking the ORELA Business Education exam:

  • Internal and external influences on organizational change
  • Four types of internal organizational change
  • Challenges of developing and implementing change
  • Steps of the planned change process
  • Lewin and Kotter models of change management
  • Learning organization characteristics
  • Types of organizational change
  • Organizational change strategies

The material is presented in these video and text lessons in a simple, straightforward manner, making it easy to learn and retain. The self-assessment quizzes can help you gauge what you've learned and recognize areas in which you need further review.

ORELA Business Education: Organizational Change Management- Chapter Objectives

The Organizational Change Management chapter addresses change management techniques, strategies and principles you will be tested on when taking the ORELA Business Education exam. An entire competency area of the exam's first domain contains questions on organizational management topics. This domain represents 19% of this computer-based exam comprised of 150 multiple choice questions. A passing score is 234 or higher.

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10 Lessons in Chapter 7: ORELA Business Education: Organizational Change Management
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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.

Types of Internal Organizational Change: Structural, Strategic, People, and Process

2. Types of Internal Organizational Change: Structural, Strategic, People, and Process

Organizational change can occur in response to internal or external factors. This lesson focuses specifically on those changes that occur in a company's internal environment, including structural, strategic, people and process changes.

Managerial Challenges Caused by Organizational Change

3. Managerial Challenges Caused by Organizational Change

External factors and internal environmental factors are responsible for many overall organizational changes. With change, managers must plan for challenges they may face when trying to implement new ways of doing things.

The Planned Change Process

4. The Planned Change Process

Change is one of the most challenging events an organization will go through. This lesson describes the steps of the planned changed process, which include recognizing the need for change, developing change goals, appointing a change agent, assessing the current climate, developing and implementing a change plan and evaluating the plan's success.

Lewin's 3-Stage Model of Change: Unfreezing, Changing & Refreezing

5. Lewin's 3-Stage Model of Change: Unfreezing, Changing & Refreezing

Organizational change does not have to be a complex process. In fact, Kurt Lewin did it in just three steps. This lesson discusses the three stages of organizational change according to Lewin, including unfreezing, changing and refreezing.

Kurt Lewin's Force-Field Analysis Change Model

6. Kurt Lewin's Force-Field Analysis Change Model

Kurt Lewin's force field analysis change model was designed to weigh the driving and restraining forces that affect change in organizations. The 'force field' can be described as two opposite forces working for and against change. In this lesson, we'll learn how to analyze the force field.

Kotter's 8-Step Change Model of Management

7. Kotter's 8-Step Change Model of Management

This lesson details the steps involved in Kotter's eight-step change model including: create urgency, form a powerful coalition, create change vision, communicate the vision, remove obstacles, create short-term wins, build on the change, and anchor the change in organizational culture.

Applying Kotter's 8-Step Change Model

8. Applying Kotter's 8-Step Change Model

John Kotter's 8-step change model is widely accepted across all industries as an effective model for implementing organizational change. In this lesson, each step of the Kotter model is discussed using Carl's carwash as the contextual example for making lasting change at the carwash.

How Companies Become Learning Organizations

9. 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

10. 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.

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