OLI 7301 Leading Organizational Improvement and Innovation

In order for any change or innovation to take flight it must create value for others, it must be something that is wanted or needed by individuals or organizations. This course requires students to bring both critical and creative thinking to bear in sensing and responding to changes in the environment that create opportunities for improvement and/or innovation. The success of any system/process improvement or innovation is determined by its adoption and sustained use, so the factors that influence and hinder the change/innovation adoption process are also explored. Phenomena such as open innovation and crowd sourcing will be explored, as well as other keys to innovation in a networked world.