ORGSTUDY 435 - Managing People and Strategic Change in Organizations
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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At their core, organizations are people-driven enterprises. One of the most critical success factors for organizational leaders is the ability to successfully and efficiently implement strategically important change. Because a change of any magnitude is an inherently social process in organizations, it is vital that an organization’s human capital approach is robust and resilient to the constantly changing world in which it operates.

Grounded in organizational behavior research and theory, this highly interactive course provides practical understanding and skills to manage human resources in the context of strategic change. Topics include (but are not limited to): thinking strategically, culture, job analysis, and design, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and incremental and transformational approaches to change. Understanding these important human capital concepts will equip students with the tools needed to devise effective strategies to better navigate changes in the workplace.

Course Requirements:

Class participation (20%), case write-ups (25%), a multi-step employment life-cycle exercise (15%), professional networking and analysis (10%), a final organization group presentation (15%), and individual action plan (15%). See syllabus for more information.

Intended Audience:

Organizational Studies Students as well as upper level undergraduate or graduate students who have an interest in Organizational Theory and Human Resources.

Class Format:

One 3 hr lecture/week


ORGSTUDY 435 - Managing People and Strategic Change in Organizations
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM

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