Jun 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 6950 - Facilitating Change in Complex Systems

2 lecture hours 4 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Students will review the theories of change applicable to complex organizations and begin to understand effective change as a well-orchestrated process. Students will learn a variety of organizational intervention strategies that can begin to disrupt a system’s equilibrium and move the system toward a new desired state. Both evolutionary and revolutionary approaches to organization change will be discussed. Students will learn to address key people, process, policy, and implementation issues surrounding a change effort through the analysis of change plans. (prereq: MB 6000  and MB 6900 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the dynamics of group and team behavior
  • Describe and diagnose the antecedents of employee motivation.
  • Explain and diagnose the sources of work group and team effectiveness.
  • Discuss and evaluate the characteristics of effective change leadership and influence.
  • Explain and evaluate how contextual variables influence employee behavior, organizational effectiveness, and successful organizational change.
  • Describe the role culture plays in organizational performance. 
  • Evaluate the implications for the ethical practice of management and leadership.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • No course topics appended

Dan Pavletich

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