Strategic Human Capital Management
Managing Complex Systems Change
Organizational change projects are complex and difficult to manage. In this course, students learn how organizational change occurs at the individual, group, and organization-wide levels and why even carefully planned change has many unintended consequences. Students analyze organizational change case studies, evaluate causes of failure and factors of success in organizational development projects, and design optimal change interventions.
In addition, the course explores the theory that success of organizations depends on employees' abilities to advance business strategies and to enable group and organizational processes that allow organizations to grow and change in healthy ways. In this course, students learn the managerial and organizational behavior skills required to manage people, resources, and situations effectively across organizational contexts, to use organizational processes to enhance organizational performance, and to take the lead as change agents.