Leading Change in Complex Organizations

Leading Change in Complex Organizations

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Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

5.0 EEUs

Topics

- Organizations & Leadership

Course Highlights:

  • You will learn to harness the leadership skills, political resources, and cultural understandings needed to guide successful organizational change
  • You will learn to diagnose organizational cultures and the role they play in change projects
  • You will gain frameworks for making strategic business decisions in light of digitization and data analytics
  • You will learn the principles and methods of dynamic work design
  • You will better understand the critical success factors for implementing technological change in environments where failure rates are commonplace and few technologies seem to be implemented smoothly
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

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Why attend Leading Change in Complex Organizations?:

The 21st century organization is enormously complex, difficult to understand, and even more difficult to manage. Effective managers must have a strong knowledge of the people in the organization and the tasks they perform. They must also have the skills to use that knowledge in practical and flexible ways.

Leading Change in Complex Organizations presents innovative perspectives on organizational challenges, offering proven tools and frameworks to address them. The issues examined in the program—ranging from digitization to dynamic work design to workplace meritocracy—apply across sectors, industries, regions, and technical domains.

This program utilizes a unique analytical framework to address the change process from three perspectives: strategic, political, and cultural. Each of these lenses provides critical insights and tools that can help you avoid the pitfalls associated with managing change. You will learn to harness the leadership skills, political resources, and cultural understandings needed to guide successful organizational change.

 

Course experience:

This is a highly interactive program that draws managers and executives from around the world. As a participant in this program you will learn frameworks that are grounded in research and demonstrated through classroom conversations, exercises, group work, case studies and a software-based business simulation. The program is taught by world renowned MIT Sloan faculty as well as non-academic practitioners who demonstrate the application of course material.

Learn more about the in-person course experience.

 

Applying to the course:

The next session has not been scheduled yet. Sign up on the email form to receive a notification when the new date is announced.

We accept enrollments until the offering reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. Many of the courses fill up several weeks in advance, so we advise that you enroll as early as possible to secure your seat.

You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

Have questions?:

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This course may also count toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

 

In this program, you will acquire an understanding of:

  • Forces that are transforming traditional management goals and practices
  • Practical tools and techniques for galvanizing the organization around change
  • Innovative incentives that organizations can offer to attract, retain, and manage employees who do not respond to familiar workplace rewards or aspire to traditional careers
  • Diagnosing organizational cultures and the role they play in change projects
  • Frameworks for making strategic business decisions in light of digitization and data analytics
  • Principles and methods of dynamic work design
  • Critical success factors for implementing technological change in environments where failure rates are commonplace and few technologies seem to be implemented smoothly
  • And, in general, why great ideas don’t get implemented—and how to overcome the many barriers to change

 

Hear from a past participant:

Excellent course. I appreciate the practical information and the simulation at the end helped to bring everything together.

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This program is designed for general managers and senior functional managers who coordinate diverse groups and groups of diverse individuals.

Titles of past participants have included:

  • VP, Human Development
  • Executive Manager, Communications
  • Director, Organizational Learning
  • COO
  • Change Manager
  • EVP, Operations
  • Director, Corporate Strategy
  • Director of Organizational Development
  • Deputy Branch Chief
  • Director of Projects and Management Systems
  • Executive Director, Process Excellence
  • Manager, Organization and Methods
  • Manager, Strategic Human Resources
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Organizational Development and Training Lead
  • Programs and Business Development Manager
  • Senior Business Engineer
  • Executive Manager, HR

It can also benefit staff executives who manage training and education.The benefits of the program are reinforced when three or more participants from the same organization attend. Companies are encouraged to sponsor cross-functional team participation. Learn about our Team Discount.

 

Hear from a past participant:

This course is very useful in understanding processes required to make changes. It is thought provoking as it relates to management and leader considerations for change management. It touches on the framing of messages with a practical application of negotiation tactics. I was also impressed by the overview of MIT and the Sloan School. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend the course to anyone looking to gain a different perspective of influencing change in their organization.

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

5.0 EEUs

Topics

- Organizations & Leadership

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