2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
    
    Nov 12, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MGMT 8025 - Perspectives on Organizations and Their Implications for Leaders♦


(5 cr.) There are many ways of seeing an organization and one’s place in it. The assumptions one makes about people, purpose, and profit will influence the way a person manages. It is important to develop the skill required to “read” various situations and to understand what is “between the lines” in order to act with insight. Developing and utilizing various divergent perspectives on organizational dynamics enables a manager to devise appropriate actions by critically thinking about the way things can be (based on the way things are). In this way, leaders free themselves from conventions and are able to invent unique tools, structures, and policies to succeed. Specifically in this course, students have the opportunity to explore several metaphors of organizations from “mechanistic” to “organic” to “network,” among others. Further, they can look at organizations through several all-encompassing “frames” to understand how a leader can leverage these new perspectives to better manage processes and change. (Prerequisite(s): MGMT 8015 [may be taken concurrently].)
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.); 1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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