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BSBB 3101 - 21st Century Organizational Readiness

  • Noncredit
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The days of 10-year business plans and static organizational business philosophies are nearly obsolete. Today, the most successful organizations are nimble and relevant. Multi-generational work forces are commonplace and changing customer behaviors alter organizational dynamics. Creativity and ever-evolving cultures of innovation have never been more important to success. This course highlights the foundations of 21st century readiness and new-to-the-world organizational ecologies. Explore the need for creativity, future visioning, and new thinking models that enable organizational transformation. Develop a foundational understanding of the need for organizational creativity and innovation, and then expand on this in the following two courses in this track.
In this course, learners will discuss new-to-the-world organizational ecologies, the need for creativity, future visioning, and new thinking models that enable organizational transformation.

21st Century Organizational Readiness consists of four course modules, each one covering an area integral to creative organizational innovation. Students will
• Explore the ways organizations are impacted by the rapid pace of change, and how this has produced an increased need for innovation.
• Examine the differences between change and transformation, and the importance of cultivating creativity throughout the entire organization.
• Gain a better understanding of change and innovation in 21st Century organizations by learning about the Tightrope Effect, economic innovation and strategies to move toward new thinking systems, namely the Spiral Thinking model.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.

Textbooks and Materials

All materials are supplied within the online course.


Ed Goodman

Ed Goodman, instructor for this series, is known as an inventive thinker, visionary and creatively-oriented technical and management professional. Ed’s career has spanned the fields of experience design, marketing, strategic planning, engineering, land planning, education, television/media production, entertainment and non-profit think tank management. He has over 30 years of interdisciplinary problem-solving experience, with consistent effectiveness in ideation and implementation of optimal solutions. Ed crafted new thinking models known as the Challenge-Solution Model, the Visioneering Process, Creative Dreamscaping and is a co-creator with Dave Goodman of the Spiral Thinking Theory and author of the new ebook, “Creating The New American Dream – The Spiral Renaissance Theory.” He is a co-founder of The MindShare Network, The Global Network for Dreams, Hope and Life Activation.

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