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Lynn Wild

Adjunct Faculty


Lynn Wild

Adjunct Faculty


Currently Teaching

SOIS-442
3 Credits
This interdisciplinary course focuses on theory and techniques for building and sustaining an efficient, creative organization that promotes problem solving and collaborative learning. Learning organization principles of systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, and team learning are studied. Included is an analysis of the conditions limiting an organization's capacity to learn and remediation of organizational learning disabilities.
SOIS-432
3 Credits
Sooner or later all organizations change in certain to many respects and for several reasons. This is true for organizations in profit, non-profit and government sectors which all have many things common. Ongoing organizational success frequently depends on how well change is managed given new opportunities, challenges or threats faced by organizations. Managing organizational change requires knowledge of things in an organization that may need to be changed including an organization’s mission, goals, fiscal health, budget, operations and/or production/service capabilities, facilities, unit structure, personnel, culture, technology and other resources. Effective management of organizational change also requires knowledge of and skills in ways to introduce, guide, support, monitor and evaluate changes once they are implemented. This course takes an interdisciplinary applied approach to managing organizational change teaching SOAR-based strategic planning, SWOT analysis, total quality management (TQM) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) among other change models and methods.
SOIS-431
3 Credits
Organizational culture exists in all kinds of organizations including profit-seeking firms, non-profit organizations and government agencies. It is a primary determinate for how well employees function together and like working in the place they do. Ultimately organizational effectiveness and success depends on a healthy organizational culture. This course introduces organizational culture and methods of analyzing it. The course takes an interdisciplinary functionalist view of organizational culture and subcultures as being: (a) things observed, felt, heard and expressed by employees; (b) organizational values espoused in mission statements, goals, ideals, norms, standards, and moral principles; and (c) underlying assumptions of employees about their roles, responsibilities and relationships given available resources relative to client/constituency performance expectations, applicable labor-management agreements and regulatory/safety compliance issues. Methods for analyzing the health of organizational culture and subcultures are related to various kinds of circumstances faced by firms, organizations and agencies.
PROF-720
3 Credits
Long-term success and growth as a manager requires more than the requisite technical skills. How can you differentiate yourself from the many other managers in the global job market? Strong leadership skills enable you to stand out in the crowd and demonstrate your unique value to your team and the organization. A manager with a combination of effective technical skills and strong leadership skills will find him/herself in a position of strength within their team and organization. Are you one of these managers? If not, this course is designed for you and will help you create a personal plan for continued development. Topics include leadership styles, being a leader your team wants to follow, communication styles that resonate with others, the reality of office politics, and operating with mutual understanding and responsibility.