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Ch 5: Supervising Organizational Change

About This Chapter

The engaging video lessons in this chapter offer a broad overview of major theories of organizational change, while also providing practical and relevant strategies for managing change within any organization. You can use this chapter for test preparation or to solidify business management skills.

Supervising Organizational Change - Chapter Summary

The engaging video lessons in this chapter offer practical and relevant strategies for managing organizational change. New and veteran organizational leaders can apply these strategies to virtually any workplace change effort after developing an understanding of internal and external environments and factors, employee responses to change, and methods to decrease resistance to change. After completing this chapter, you'll be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Define organizational change
  • List theories of organizational change
  • Point out the internal and external factors associated with organizational change
  • Consider reasons for organizational change, and and the impact within the workplace
  • Outline organizational culture
  • Explain the organizational change process
  • Demonstrate understanding of employee behavior and attitudes during change
  • Detail strategies that can be used to decrease resistance to change within a company.

You can quickly complete these short and informative lessons at your convenience and easily track your progress from the convenient dashboard. All lessons are available in both video and text format so you can work the way you learn best. For each lesson, you'll also find fill in the blank transcripts which can help you to remember the major points as well as quizzes to test your knowledge of the concepts covered.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Supervising Organizational Change
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What Is Organizational Change? - Theory & Example

1. 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.

How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change

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.

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

3. 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.

Organizational Culture and Change

4. 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.

Employee Behavior & Attitudes During Organizational Change

5. 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.

Overcoming Barriers to Change in Organizations

6. 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.

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