Organizational change has become commonplace in today's business world. This Business Impact examines the challenges an employee faces when his company restructures into a decentralized organization.
Change happens rapidly in business. As a result, employees must be flexible, adaptive, and ready for new things. This Business Impact examines how employees can develop these traits.
Change can be disruptive. A change in your life, whether good or bad, can create a period of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety while you adjust. And change at work is no different. You may question what's going on and feel like you have no control over the situation. But eventually, ideally, you'll see that the change brings a positive result for your own job, and your organization. A clear understanding of what organizational change is, and what to expect when dealing with it, can shorten the period of adjustment so you can get back on track sooner.
This course provides a basic understanding of what is meant by organizational change and typical events that can trigger organizational change. It also outlines the three specific types of organizational change. Finally, the course details common reactions to organizational change, and the stages you can expect to go through when dealing with organizational change. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize examples of organizational change
- recognize the benefits of learning about organizational change
- distinguish between examples of internal and external triggers of organizational change
- match types of organizational change to corresponding examples
- determine how an organizational change will impact an employee over time, given the person's initial reaction
- match common reactions to change with corresponding examples of individuals exhibiting those reactions
- sequence the stages of reacting to change
Whether it's upsizing, downsizing, relocation, new processes, or a complete reorganization, organizational change is inevitable in today's business environment. Preparing yourself for such changes, and having the key skills and self-motivation you will need at the time, will mean not only surviving organizational change, but thriving in it.
In this course you will learn the importance of being prepared for organizational change when it comes. This course covers essential skills for handling organizational change, including a willingness to take risks, having an openness to the unknown, and being able to manage yourself through change. Finally, this course details the importance and best practices of building self-motivation, which is a key to being prepared for organizational change. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize an employee who will be able to handle organizational change, given a scenario
- recognize the importance of learning how to prepare for change
- recognize the skills to effectively handle change in a given employee
- demonstrate a self-motivated approach to organizational change
It is normal to struggle when changes occur, but the proper coping methods can help you not only survive organizational change, but empower you to take control of your career, recognize new opportunities that come with the change, and propel your career forward.
This course covers best practices to help you accepting a new reality when things change, including acknowledgement of the changes and coming to terms with your new reality. This course also introduces the idea of reframing as a coping method for accepting organizational change. Finally, this course covers the importance of recognizing and capitalizing on the career opportunities presented by organizational change, including the importance of a career plan. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
- recognize statements that demonstrate a person is moving from resistance to acceptance
- use reframing to think differently about organizational change
- recognize examples of reframed attitudes toward change
- recognize examples of employees capitalizing on new opportunities as they go through organizational change
- recognize the benefits of proactively capitalizing on organizational change
In today's workplace, it's often true that we can't accomplish complex projects on our own. This Challenge Series exercise explores how developing competency in organizational agility can assist in tackling short-term issues, and support long-term growth. The learner plays the role of a corporate finance professional at an electronics company.
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