Organizations Change So Get Ready

  • 8 videos | 21m 6s
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Change can be disruptive, but adapting to change can also open new possibilities. A changing work situation can create a period of uncertainty while you adapt. A clear understanding of what organizational change is can help build your resilience and flexibility. In this course, you'll find out what can trigger organizational change. You'll explore common responses to change and the stages of reacting to change that people go through when dealing with organizational change. You'll learn why it's important to be resilient when adapting to change, and how to prepare yourself to get the most out of change.


  • recognize the benefits of learning about organizational change
    distinguish between examples of internal and external triggers of organizational change
    match types of organizational change to corresponding examples
    match common reactions to change with corresponding examples of individuals exhibiting those reactions
  • sequence the stages of reacting to change
    determine how an organizational change will impact an employee over time, given the person's initial reaction
    recognize the importance of learning how to prepare for change


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    Change can be disruptive and frightening, but it can also open new possibilities and opportunities. In this course, you'll learn that organizational change is normal and inevitable. You'll find out what can trigger organizational change, and you'll examine the different types of organizational change that you may face. You'll explore common responses to change and the stages of reaction to change that people go through. And you'll learn how to prepare yourself to get the most out of organizational change. FREE ACCESS
  • 2m 56s
    Organizational change affects the entire organization in fundamental ways. It might include changes in an organization's mission, or big operational changes such as the introduction of new technologies. Non-organizational change is relatively minor. It is limited to your immediate environment, such as who you work with on a team. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  What Triggers Change?
    2m 56s
    Many things can cause an organization to have to go through change. But the triggers of organizational change generally fall into one of two categories: internally driven change or externally driven change. In this video, you'll explore the differences between these types of change. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Types of Organizational Change
    3m 5s
    There are three types of organizational change. The type with the least impact is strategic adjustments. The next type is strategic reorientation – it's more intrusive. More rarely, an organization has to undergo a transformational change. This type of change is often risky and difficult. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Common Change Reactions
    2m 49s
    When change happens, people often remember difficult changes in the past, or question those who think the change is necessary. These kinds of reaction are some of the factors that make organizational change hard to deal with. In this video, you'll explore common reactions to organizational change. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Change Reactions in Six Stages
    2m 39s
    People can experience similar reactions to drastic organizational change, but there's six stages for that. As someone goes through the six stages, their feelings will move through shock, denial, anger, passive acceptance, exploration, and challenge. In this videod, you'll learn about the six stages of change. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  How Initial Reactions Shape Outcomes
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    People have different responses to organizational change – a negative, instigative, passive-aggressive, neutral, or positive reaction. People also go through different stages of reaction to change: shock, denial, anger, passive acceptance, exploration, and challenge. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Preparing for the Inevitable
    2m 56s
    Since change is inevitable, it’s essential to be prepared for it. People who are well prepared for change are often known as change agents, and they have several characteristics in common. FREE ACCESS


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