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ERIC Number: EJ873278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
The Role of Curriculum in Organizational Significant Change Planning
Chrusciel, Don
Learning Organization, v13 n3 p215-229 2006
Purpose: With significant change as an ongoing challenge, the development and use of a flexible change curriculum is identified as a success factor that will allow an organization to optimize the outcome from change transformations. Design/methodology/approach: After discussing significant change, this paper will contrast two organizations in support of a flexible curriculum taking into account multiple theories addressing change, learning, planning, utilization of a curriculum, and assessment, all to enhance the change transformation experience. Findings: The research, investigation, introduction, implementation and refinement of the action plan play a very important role in how the enterprise accommodates change. It is further suggested that at the heart of any action plan is a flexible curriculum by which the organization can use a formulated educational plan to adjust its current mode of operation to incorporate an ongoing change philosophy. Research limitations/implications: The intent is to identify benefits in using a curriculum to aid significant change transformations where logic and reality can justify its use. Practical implications: It is postulated that a well-developed yet flexible curriculum with assessment to track the impact of changes throughout the process will serve to enhance the flexibility of the enterprise and its ability to deal with change. The curriculum serves as the means that provides the organizational membership with identified learning and instruction to mix corporate culture with change urgency. Originality/value: Taking into account change and learning theories, an action plan in the form of a flexible curriculum with assessment is recommended to optimize significant change transformations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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