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Organizational Learning & Change - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers a high-level overview of organizational change and learning concepts. Designed for employees in managerial roles, the chapter explains a variety of theories, factors, characteristics and types of organizational change/learning.
The chapter is easily accessible 24/7 , and you can have your managers complete the chapter whenever they have free time in their schedules. Included in the chapter are short quizzes to help managers solidify their understanding of the material.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: Supervisors will become more aware of organizational learning and change theories, the process of organizational change and the characteristics of learning organizations.
- Identifies change factors: Managers will identify the factors that can influence and drive change in an organization.
- Promotes organizational learning and change mindsets: The lessons explain how change and learning can benefit organizations.
By the end of the chapter, your company's supervisors should be able to:
- Explain the foundations of organizational learning theory
- Recognize the characteristics of learning organizations
- Describe the process of becoming a learning organization
- Summarize the theory of organizational change
- Compare internal and external business environments
- Tell how organizational change can be driven by external and internal factors
- Differentiate between incremental and radical change
1. Organizational Learning Theory: Definition & Levels
In a world that is constantly changing, organizations must learn to adapt if they want to survive and thrive. This lesson reviews a definition of the organizational learning theory and three levels of learning that may occur in an organization.
2. 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.
3. Incremental & Radical Change: Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and differentiates incremental versus radical change with respect to organizational transformation. You'll also see an example of each along the way.
4. Practical Application: Internal & External Factors That Impact Business
Use this resource after reading about organizational theory, incremental/radical change, and internal/external factors. Review definitions for factors that influence a business and explore an activity relying on your real world experience in a business.
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