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Managing Organizational Change

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.