Aarhus, Denmark

Managing Continuous Change: Avoiding Repetitive Change Syndrome

when 4 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 346

Most management advice today argues that change is good and more change is better. Change enables organizations to be more innovative and adapt to the changing demands in their environment. It is therefore seen as both an integral part of organizational life and a critical driver for success (Vakola and Petrou, 2018). The pace of change has increased significantly over the past ten years, leaving less or no recovery time for organizations and their employees (Rees and Rumbles, 2012). Executives, consultants, politicians and policy makers seem to jump from one fashionable management idea to another, creating organizations that are stuck in an almost constant state of change (Abrahamson, 2004). This has created a paradoxical effect, in which continuous changes make employees cynical and organizations appear to be less efficient. The course zooms in on this theme in order to create in-depth insight into the dynamics behind such continuous changes.

Course leader

Jan Wynen

Target group

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 346: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 730: NON-EU/EEA citizens

Scholarships

No scholarships available