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MGMT Week 8 Notes

by: Sonia Brosnan

MGMT Week 8 Notes MGMT 321

Sonia Brosnan
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Here is everything we covered on organizational change and the importance of creativity in the workplace. Hope you find it helpful!
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sonia Brosnan on Friday May 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MGMT 321 at University of Oregon taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Management in Business at University of Oregon.

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Date Created: 05/20/16
MGMT Week 8 Notes ● Organizational change ○ Need a sustainable competitive advantage ○ Necessary to innovate ○ Need to motivate employees so they want to create/innovate ● Theresa Amabile ­ How to Kill Creativity ○ Creativity is unintentionally undermined ■ Company’s focus on coordination, productivity, and control ○ Creativity is: ■ Thinking imaginatively ■ Expertise ■ Motivation ○ How does one manage for creativity? ■ Intrinsic motivation is the easiest component to influence ● 6 principles: ○ Challenge ○ Freedom ○ Resources ○ Work ­ group features ○ Supervisory engagement ○ Organizational support ● Peter Theil ­ “Even if you are not intentional about your company’s culture, you will still have  one.” ● External forces that drive change: ○ Economic conditions ○ Competitor’s actions ○ Technological developments ○ Societal and demographic shifts ● Proactive change/recognition ○ Making carefully thought­out changes in anticipation of possible/expected problems or  opportunities ○ Accomplished through environmental scanning ○ planned/proactive change is generally costly ● Reactive change/recognition ○ Making changes in response to problems and opportunities as they arise ○ Some developments take place so quickly that there is not time for planned proactive change ● Where should changes occur? ○ Strategy ○ Structure ○ Systems ■ Ex: Hiring processes (airbnb) ○ Technology ○ Shared values and culture ○ Staff


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