Leading Change in Complex Organizations

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This organization change management program helps executives harness the leadership skills, political resources, and cultural understandings needed to guide successful organizational change. The course utilizes a unique analytical framework to address the change process from three perspectives: strategic, political, and cultural. Each of these perspectives provides critical insights and tools that enable managers to avoid the pitfalls associated with traditional approaches to change.

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  • Albert B: not as dynamic as many other that I did. But still a good way to organise thoughts.

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  • Gladys: Talented faculty but curriculum and practical use needs to be reviewed

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  • Sarah B: Fantastic course with some very valuable outtakes.

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  • Edgardo R: Everything has been outstanding: Programme, organisation, professors, classmates, MIT tour, breaks, working groups... It has been a great investment from a professional and personnel point of view. The simulation of the last day closed a perfect week in order to understand a little bit more how is the best approach to lead changes in the complexity of current organisations around the globe.

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  • Daniel N: I found the LCCO program very challenging, with a good mix of theory and exercices, based on powerful case studies and examples. The faculty was great and the participants formed a diverse and lively group. The whole course was very well organized from every point of view. I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Stephen N: A superb program for experienced managers dealing with change - rigorous, practical and immediately useful material. And the faculty and staff are amazing!

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  • Jason M: One of the best courses I've taken in a long while. The learning modules were very relevant to my work and responsibilities and I'm looking forward to utilizing my learnings to help my organize change and grow more effectively.

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  • Khalid Al S: great course, gives you different perspectives on how to manage things!!!

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  • Heiko R: Leading Change in Complex Organization is a fantastic class which showed how latest research of theoretical concepts can be applied at the day to day life of a manager. The course also helped to self reflect the own current management style. I can recommend this class to everybody in a management position.

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  • Steve B: Materials and lessons are highly relevant and useful, with a good balance of theoretical insight, research and practical application. The course provides both a framework and application at the personal level.

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Three Perspectives on Organizational Change

There are many ways to describe an organization—as a machine, an organism, a community, a distributed intelligence, or even a battlefield. More than just a metaphor, the lens by which you view your own organization is very powerful and can affect your ability to lead organizational change. Watch the webinar to learn more.

Innovation@Work Blog: Leaders of Change Have a Tough Job—We Make It Easier

"Like a good play or restaurant, this course left me wanting more." That was the sentiment from Brad Evans, Nuclear Operations Division Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, when asked about his thoughts on the Leading Change in Complex Organizations program.