Organizational Design and Social Change

PADM-GP.2132, 4 points.

Semester: Spring

Courses

This course addresses how organizations can make better choices about how to shape their organizations for higher performance, focusing on what researchers know about what works for improving results. Students will explore the contemporary rationale for organizational reform and will be required to develop an outcomes approach to evaluating the costs and benefits of a particular change. The course will also review the inventory of contemporary change strategies, including whole-organizational reform versus process reforms, evidence-based reform versus motivational strategies, leadership-driven reform versus systems-based reform, or radical, discontinuous change versus continuous improvement strategies.



Prerequisites:

CORE-GP 1020, CORE-GP 1011; and PADM-GP 2170, or PADM-GP 2171, or PADM-GP 2875

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2013Paul LightSyllabus
Fall 2010Paul LightSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2013Paul LightEvaluation
Fall 2011Light, PaulEvaluation
Fall 2010Light, PaulEvaluation
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