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Ch 8: Organizational Change Theories

About This Chapter

If you're looking for a quick way to study organizational change theories, then this chapter is for you. These simple lessons and self-assessments can be used for test preparation, homework help, independent learning or tutoring.

Organizational Change Theories - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive business chapter summarizes and analyzes a variety of organizational and corporate change theories. After defining the components of organizational change theory, you'll take a look at Theory E and Theory O and see how they can be applied in organizational change contexts. Our instructors have designed these lessons to be short, simple and entertaining. This teaching approach helps you quickly move through the chapter and remember important theoretical concepts. Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to reinforce your understanding of the information. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Compare several types of organizational change
  • Define organizational development and summarize organizational change theory
  • Evaluate corporate change Theory E and Theory O
  • Explain how creativity, innovation and change operate in the knowledge economy
  • Outline several strategic change management model
  • Apply several corporate change theories to organizational change situations

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Organizational Change Theories
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Types of Internal Organizational Change: Structural, Strategic, People, and Process

1. 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.

What Is Organizational Development? - Executing Organizational Change

2. 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.

What Is Organizational Change? - Theory & Example

3. 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.

Theory E & Theory O of Corporate Change

4. Theory E & Theory O of Corporate Change

Managing corporate change is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations. This lesson compares two theories of corporate change, theory E and theory O, and the reasons why many organizations opt for a combination of these two approaches.

Creativity, Innovation, and Change and the Knowledge Economy

5. 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 Strategic Change Management? - Definition, Models & Examples

6. What Is Strategic Change Management? - Definition, Models & Examples

In this lesson, we'll be looking at strategic change management, which is a process of managing a change within an organization or company. We'll also look at the various models of strategic change management. Afterwards, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Applying Corporate Change Theories to Organizational Change

7. Applying Corporate Change Theories to Organizational Change

An organization that is at a standstill is actually losing ground. Organizational development and change theory can be applied to an organization to prepare a company to meet its mission in the long-term.

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