Organizational Change and Development Syllabus What is change? Why change? The reasons.

The changing nature of employment  The shift in value.  The new employer ethos.  The adapting features of today’s employees. The factors affecting resistance to change  Individual level.  Group level.  Organizational level. The individual/group factors affecting adaptation to change  Learning agility/technical adaptability.  The synergistic feature of teams.  Organizational policies. Ways to overcome resistance to change  Kurt Lewin’s theory.  The iceberg theory.  The role of leadership(the ABB case) Relevant cases: A through review of contemporary merger & acquisition cases (net surfing & compilation to be done by the students.)  Change means the new state of things different from the old state of things.  Organizational development or OD is one part of study that talks about “planned change”.  The field of OD was established to help leaders address & embrace change as an opportunity rather than a threat. Change : Facets  The field of OD was established to help the leaders address & embrace change.

 It can affect many elements of the organization or only a few.  It can be fast(revolutionary) or slow(evolutionary) . The new state of things can have an entirely new form different from the previous.  Its magnitude can be large or small.  Change can be deliberate (planned) or accidental (unplanned).

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