Details for Strategic Challenges, Innovation and Change
Just when organisations think they have found the formula for success, they start to fall behind. In today’s constantly changing environment standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. This unit will address the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to theories and processes for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: LEA303
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Strategic Challenges, Innovation and Change is part of the subject area Leadership and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
The course looks at the development of business strategy in a global and constantly changing environment. It integrates key elements of earlier courses into a holistic analytical approach to case studies approximating real world business challenges. It discusses the need for change, the challenges of change and introduces students to the stages-and-gates process for innovation. This unit also looks at how innovative and entrepreneurial thinking can be used to expand God’s kingdom.
- Living in the age of discontinuity
- Mega-trends reshaping our world
- Competing for the future: restructuring – reengineering – reinventing
- Thinking differently - Learning to forget
- Good to Great: why some organizations make the leap and others don’t
- Building gateways to the future
- Creating a culture of innovation
- Skills of the innovators
- The innovation process: stages and gates
- Leading innovation
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided reading and reflection, seminar presentations, case studies and group project
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Minor Essay (25%, 1250 words); Exam (25%)
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- Caldwell, K. & Kallestad, W. with Sorensen, P.,Entrepreneurial Faith: launching bold initiatives to expand God's kingdom, Colorado Springs, Colo.: WaterBrook Press, 2004.
- Christensen, C.M. Raynor, M.E., The innovators solution : creating and sustaining successful growth, Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, c2003.
- Collins, J., Good to great : why some companies make the leap--and others don't,New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 2001.
- Drucker, P.F., Innovation and entrepreneurship : practice and principles,New York: Harper & Row, c1985.
- Hamel, G. and Prahalad, C.K., Competing for the future, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.
- Naisbitt, J., Megatrends Asia : Eight Asian megatrends that are reshaping our world, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
- Naisbitt, J., Naisbitt, N. and Philips, D., High Tech High Touch: technology and our accelerated search for meaning, London ; Naperville,IL: Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2001.
- Peters, Tom, The circle of innovation: you can't shrink your way to greatness, New York: Knopf, 1997.
- Spencer, J.,Who moved my cheese?: an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life,New York: Putnam, 1998.
- Wheelwright, S.C. and Clark, K.B., Revolutionizing Product Development: quantum leaps in speed, efficiency, and quality, New York: Free Press, 1992.