Friday, August 4, 2017

Course Certificate - Leading Organizations & Change at MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Sloan School of Management is collaborating with world renowned faculty to offer instruction in the prescient realm of organizational change. In today's complex interconnected world an organization's strategies and tactics must be encouraged to evolve. Course alterations are essential in response to changing business environments. In the face a barrage of unprecedented challenges, an organizations ability to pivot on a dime has become critical.

Organizations must learn to be more nimble so that they can make rapid course corrections. However, implementing new directions and altering course is a daunting task. Institutions and employees are commonly steeped in social and organizational cultures that often seem to resist change.

To help navigate these challenges MIT has put together a course that gives people the information they need to help organizations to transition. This course provides frameworks, models, and perspectives that are meant to be immediately applicable.

As explained by MIT:

"Organizations today are large, complex, difficult to understand and even more difficult to manage. To be successful, managers must have a strong knowledge of the social networks that connect people in organizations and how to leverage them. They should identify where the real power and influence of the organization lies. In order to implement successful initiatives, managers need to navigate organizational barriers to change."

The course titled, "Leading Organizations & Change" gives students the knowledge to navigate the sources of power and influence within an organization. In addition to management techniques, the course also explores ways of dealing with organizational impediments.

MIT describes Leading Organizations & Change, as, "a thought provoking course with challenging work assignments, practical frameworks based on MIT research, as well as a powerful change management simulation to immerse you in the complexities and nuances of effective change."

The program's globally connected classrooms facilitate peer to peer learning. Graduates will build new networks and earn a certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management. The two month course starts on September 22, 2017. It requires 2 - 4 hours per week and costs $1,200.
    The faculty is led by John Van Maanen, he is the Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and a Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has served as the faculty chair of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program at MIT and as the head of the Organization Studies Group within the Sloan School. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including, Tales of the Field. His publications include also methodological studies on writing organizational ethnographies and on power relations in the workplace.
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