Course in Management of Change

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
In Kolkata

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

The course requires a fair degree of seriousness and willingness to contribute and share in the class discussions. It is based on the assumption that the instructor is just one of ( and not the only) the resources available to the class.

Course programme

It's a war out there. A successful manager must out-think her counterpart.This makes the understanding of the underlying motivations and driving attitudes indispensable. The rules of the game are changing every moment of the day. Age old organisational set-ups are making way for the smarter and leaner structures.The smart manager thus can either be a structural designer or a "virtual" outcast.

It tries to achieve a balance among the three aspects of change. It hopes to build perspective and give some basic inputs, which can be put to use in their specific situation by the participants as and when they need it. To go back to an old saying, "don't give somebody a fish to eat, teach her how to fish", the course aims to develop conceptual clarity and contextual familiarity. It aims to make the participants think about the organisational change and develop their own recipes.
Methodology and Content

The course has three broad objectives
1. To develop appreciation about the basic concepts related to organisational change.
2. To equip the participants with some critical skills like empathy, active listening, influencing etc. needed for the change agents.
3. To examine the utility and robustness of the basic concepts in the context of actual organisational change attempts viz.- mergers, turnarounds, new product introduction, restructuring etc.

To fulfil these objectives, the course would use discussions of readings, exercises, case discussions and student presentations. In the discussion part of the course, students would make presentations and lead discussions. ( I would sit there intervening whenever I feel it is required- which hopefully would not be often).


This course would not have any mid term or end term exam. Class discussions would be evaluated. In addition, two/three small assignment and one main assignment may be there. These assignments would be chosen by the students themselves and may involve secondary and/or primary data collection.

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