In Week 5, you will discuss about Organizational Development (OD), a planned process of change using behavioral science in an organization-wide process. Next, you will focus on barriers to change which could include lack of a change agent, inadequate finances and/or capacity, poor leadership and resistance to change by senior management, and lack of the necessary technology. Finally, concluding with organizational strategy teams that deal with the choices the organization makes that defines how it relates, as a whole, to the external environment.
Course Outcomes for the Week
- Evaluate the differences between organizational theory, organizational development, and human resources management in healthcare.
- Analyze the common characteristics of successful teams and potential barriers within healthcare organizations.
- Analyze the processes of implementing change and how to overcome barriers to the change.