Organizational Growth and Transformation
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
This course studies how organizations grow and transform themselves over time. Taking the perspective of the senior leader, this course unpacks the idea of "vision." The course begins with a review of typical organizational growth paths and structural designs, moving to the study of how senior leaders envision and execute on organizational innovation and transformation. Core topics include: assessing organizational performance (with a focus on using non-financial metrics as well as more traditional financial analyses) and setting a growth agenda, then building the senior team, re-shaping an organization's power grid, and designing and leveraging a communications strategy to enact change.