We live in a world that has been turned upside down. Fortune 500 companies are pouring money, technology and management expertise into regions that were once off limits, acquiring new enterprises, forming joint ventures, creating new global businesses from the ground up. Many major companies are going through significant changes including outsourcing, downsizing, reengineering, self-managed work teams, flattening organizations and doing routine jobs with automation and computers. Some experts contend that if you can describe a job precisely or write rules for doing it, the job will probably not survive. The added stress on people makes it increasingly a challenge to create and maintain a culture that motivates and satisfies human potential.
This course is organized to study change management from the perspective of understanding sound organizational design and theory, as well as learning to facilitate constructive change within a framework of value and ethics.