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Ch 24: Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior: Help and Review

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The Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior chapter of this Organizational Behavior Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand organizational change and organizational behavior. 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 and organizational behavior.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering organizational behavior material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn organizational behavior. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding organizational change and organizational behavior
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about organizational change and organizational behavior
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the organizational change and organizational behavior 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 and organizational behavior chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any organizational change question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an organizational change unit of a standard organizational behavior course. Topics covered include:

  • Planned and unplanned organizational changes
  • Overcoming barriers to organizational change
  • Lewin's 3-stage model of change
  • Kotter's 8-step change model
  • Organizational development

17 Lessons in Chapter 24: Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Organizational Culture and Change

11. 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.

Technological Innovation and Organizational Behavior

12. 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.

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.

Organizational Objectives: Definition & Examples

16. Organizational Objectives: Definition & Examples

Whether you know it or not, everyone has objectives. In this lesson, you'll learn about organizational objectives and will be provided some examples. You'll also have an opportunity to check your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Senge's Shared Vision: Definition & Explanation

17. Senge's Shared Vision: Definition & Explanation

Having shared values is an important component of a learning organization. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of shared values and some of its important concepts. After the lesson, you will be given an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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