Ch 21: Organizational Change and Behavior: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Organizational Change and Behavior chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the strategies for guiding organizations through planned and unplanned operational changes. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Organizational Change and Behavior chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday How to handle change Causes leading to change, planned and unplanned changes, the planning process, resistance to change, overcoming barriers, nature of the workforce, competition, and technology
Tuesday Change model examples Lewin's 3-stage model and force-field analysis; Kotter's 8-step change model
Wednesday Making change happen Action research, organizational development, change and innovations, employee activities during changeovers, sensitivity training, team building, process consultation, employee development, and feedback review
Thursday The effects of change Identifying how new technologies change organizations, becoming a learning organization, organizational culture, and maintaining the culture during the changeover process
Friday Change factors: internal and external 4 types of internal organizational change, external factors causing a need for change, environmental factors, change savviness, innovation, creativity, and change in a knowledge-based economy

16 Lessons in Chapter 21: Organizational Change and Behavior: Lesson Plans
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Factors that Cause Change in Organizations: Planned and Unplanned

1. Factors that Cause Change in Organizations: Planned and Unplanned

Planned and unplanned are the two types of changes that can occur with an organization. External and internal factors can cause both of these types of changes within a company.

The Planned Change Process

2. 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.

Overcoming Barriers to Change in Organizations

3. Overcoming Barriers to Change in Organizations

Overcoming barriers to change in an organization can be difficult. There are some basic strategies that can help improve the acceptance of major changes within a company.

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

What Is Action Research? - Executing Organizational Change

8. What Is Action Research? - Executing Organizational Change

Action research, also known as participatory research, is learning by doing in the sense that a group of workers identify a problem, develop a resolution, implement the solution and then analyze the final results.

What Is Organizational Development? - Executing Organizational Change

9. What Is Organizational Development? - Executing Organizational Change

Organizational development is the process of helping organizations improve through change in policies, power, leadership, control or job redesign. This lesson explores organizational climate, organizational culture and organizational strategy, the three main sections of organizational development theory.

Employee Behavior & Attitudes During Organizational Change

10. Employee Behavior & Attitudes During Organizational Change

Change can be difficult for organizations. The fear of the unknown, fear of loss, fear of failure, disruption of relationships, certain personalities and internal politics are the main reasons for rejecting change. In order to manage change, the company needs to offer communication, support and participation.

Technological Innovation and Organizational Behavior

11. Technological Innovation and Organizational Behavior

Technology has created numerous opportunitites for businesses to increase their overall success. Although the explosive technology growth has increased productivity and advancement, it has also created changes in organizations.

Organizational Culture and Change

12. 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.

How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change

13. 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

14. 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.

Creativity, Innovation, and Change and the Knowledge Economy

15. Creativity, Innovation, and Change and the Knowledge Economy

In business, one has to be creative and innovative in order to stay ahead of the competition. Having said that, one also needs to be able to manage change, as the business world changes on a constant basis. This lesson will address each of these topics and explain how they interrelate to business.

What Is Organizational Change? - Theory & Example

16. What Is Organizational Change? - Theory & Example

Organizational change is an essential concept to understand in our complex world. In this lesson, you'll learn one of the theories of organizational change. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz following the lesson.

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