Organizational Design Change and Transformation

By Prof. Susmita Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Sangeeta Sahney, Prof. S. Srinivasan   |   IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 68
This course is designed as an introductory course to develop in the students an understanding of the concepts and models of organizational theory, organizational structure, understand the intricacies in managing change and organizational transformation-how to initiate and integrate the change in the organization - understand the role of culture in change & transformation.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Everyone who is interested to study the intricacies of functioning of organization and its resilience in VUCA environment.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All industry. In the context of global competition, it is essential that the Leaders realizes the intricacies of functioning of organization and the way to develop resilience in VUCA environment.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Organizational Design: Organization and Its Environment
Week 2: Organizational Design; Organizational Design and Strategy in Changing Global Environment
Week 3: Organization Structure: Authority and Line, Types of Organizational Structure
Week 4: Line and Staff Management; Span of Management; Unit of Control
Week 5: Organizational Design; Technology; Organizational Design models
Week 6: Organizational Design; Technology; Organizational Design models
Week 7: Organizational Change; Managing Change by learning, Learning principles in change management; Diagnosis for change; Resistance to change, Alternative changebmanagement approaches
Week 8: Change agents: Forms of interventions, Strategies for communicating change; skills for communicating change; Implementing change Decision Making, Learning, Knowledge Management, and Information Technology, Innovation, Intrapreneurship, and Creativity
Week 9: Model for managing organizational change; Selection of appropriate methods, Managing Conflict, Power, and Politics; Consolidating change; Organizationaleffectiveness; Organizational health.
Week 10: Understand Organizational Transformation; Concept of transformation; Organisation Learning and Knowledge Management
Week 11: Organizational Transformations: Birth, Growth, Decline, and Death; Emergence of Organizational Transformations; Triggers of Transformational Change; Targets of Organizational transformation- organizational beliefs, purpose and mission
Week 12: Organizational development intervention in turnaround situations-Strategic Interventions, Operational Interventions, Cultural Interventions, IT/ICT-driven or Third- generation Interventions, HR Interventions; Future Trends for Organisational Transformation

Books and references

1. Organizational Theory, Design and Change, R JonE Gareth, Matthew Mary, Pearson Education
2. Organizational Theory and Design, Daft, Thomsor South Western Publication
3. Change Management and Organization Transformation, Radha R Sharma, Tata Mc Graw Hill

Instructor bio

Prof. Susmita Mukhopadhyay

IIT Kharagpur
SusmitaMukhopadhayay, Associate Professor, VGSOM (Ph.D.,Calcutta University, Fellow ISI,  Kolkata)
Susmita Mukhopadhyay's areas of specialization include Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology, Business Values and Ethics, and Organizational Behaviour. A gold medalist in M.Sc., she is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award and Search of Excellence Award. She was selected for the Microfinance Researchers Alliance Fellow Program Centre for microfinance, Institute of Financial Management and Research, Chennai, in 2009.

Prof. Sangeeta Sahney

Sangeeta Sahney is Professor at the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur A gold medalist in MBA, and a PhD. From IIT Delhi in Management, she served as a faculty member at U.P Technical University and IIT Roorkee, before joining IIT Kharagpur in 2005. With a specialization in Marketing, she also teaches Organizational Behavior and HRM. Her research interests include studies in consumer behavior, organizational behavior and service quality primarily quality management in education. She has also taught at AIT, Bangkok as a part of the Indian Secondment in 2009 and 2016. She has published research papers in many leading national and international journals, and has also received several awards and accolades. She has also authored a book, titled Consumer Behavior, published by Oxford University Press. 

Prof. S. Srinivasan

IIT Kharagpur
Srinivasan is an Assistant Professor at Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. He teaches Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management. He received his Ph.D. in OB & HR from IIT Madras in 2018. He was a recipient of the DAAD Fellowship. He is a certified Labor and ESH compliance auditor. He has audited several factories for established European and American Brands. Prior to joining Ph.D. program, he was a research associate in a collaborative research project between IIT Madras and the University of Guelph, Canada. He was engaged in socio-economic impact assessment with NTPC.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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