Estimated Length: 2 seat hours
This course takes a look at change and innovation from an organizational perspective. What can organizations-and the people within them-do to help build a culture that embraces change, promotes innovation and encourages every individual to own their part in developing their organization to rise above the rest? In this course you are given practical tools and best practices you can use to manage change and encourage innovation. This online course includes a Learner Workbook, which contains thought provoking exercises that are an integral part of successfully completing the course. The workbook is available as an online pdf document. It supplements the online course by engaging students with exercises that are both personal and relevant, and can be utilized immediately to guide the student in their quest to thrive in an organization.
To nurture communication of ideas and opinions across teams, an optional group discussion guide is provided.
The estimated completion time for this course is two hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.
- utilize practical tools and best practices to manage change and encourage innovation
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- understand the perception shifts related to change, organizational structure, leadership and communication
- describe the steps needed in organizational change
- understand innovation best practices
What is Organizational Development
Changing business landscape, objectives of organizational development, small, big and incremental changes and big ideas
Old vs. new perceptions and assessing my organization
Guidelines for Organizational Change
Guiding principles of organizational change, know your direction and leverage your people as internal change agents
Things that hinder innovation, how to innovate, ask questions, brainstorm to seek the unique, tips for increasing observation skills, capture every idea, test and experiment, fear of failure and solutions to innovation killers