Course title
Change and Innovation

hasegawa yutaka
Class name
Change and Innovation
  • Change Leader
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Vision
  • Business Environment
Course description
Under ever changing global circumstance, it is crucial to transform companies in accordance to the changes surrounding them. On the other hand, many companies fail to recognize the change outside, lose their competitiveness or market confidence. Why do companies take wrong action despite their hope to change? Why many Japanese companies seem not following the global change?
The course is about the basic steps of the change process and how to be a successful change leader.
Purpose of class
Students will understand the necessity of the change, analyze the obstacle and the way to overcome such obstacles.
By learning the cases and through discussion in the class, students are expected to become confident in leading the change in their organization.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students will build the knowledge about success and failure of various cases and be able to analyze and explain the reason.
  2. Students will understand the various types of leadership and become confident in his/her own leadership style.
  3. Students will be able to lead the change process in the organization.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Understand the necessity of change.

* Learn the overall history of management strategy and change leadership.
* Study the reason why Japanese companies suffer from lower business output.
Think about the needs to change for the company or the organization. 90minutes
Summarize the common symptom in Japanese companies. 90minutes
2. Crisis Awareness

* When crisis awareness is shared in organization.
* What leaders should do.
Pick some examples of crisis from latest news and analyze the cause. 90minutes
Think about how to boost the crisis awareness. 90minutes
3. Building the core team

* How to build the core team for the change.
* Facing the opponent group.
Take example of the week before, think about how to form the change core team. 90minutes
Think about how to lead the core members. 90minutes
4. Building a new vision

*What are "mission, vision and strategy"
* Who should build the vision
Search corporate visions and find the most sympathizable one. Prepare presentation to introduce it. 90minutes
Think about proposing the new vision in the company or the organization. 90minutes
5. Communicating the vision

*How to diffuse and share the vision.
* Internal communication and external commitment.
Plan internal communication methods. 90minutes
Think about new way to effectively share the vision 90minutes
6. Accelerating employee's commitment

* How to encourage employees to promote change.
* Organization structure and setting individual objectives
Prepare idea how to develop human resources. 90minutes
Think about model behavior to accelerate the change. 90minutes
7. Achieve short term goal

* Setting the milestone in short range.
* Focus point in the first period.
Look for some example cases which had short term success. 90minutes
Think about priorities in the initial period. 90minutes
8. Continue the road to change

* How to proceed when short term result is positive or negative.
* How to extend the short term goal to long term vision.
Connect the short term result and long term goal. 90minutes
Build your own roadmap including both short term and long term goal 90minutes
9. Install the new process into the organization

* One shot result to corporate culture.
* Top management commitment.
Check and find the ideal or respected corporate culture. 90minutes
Think about various ways to generate the mindset of change in the organization. 90minutes
10. Change leader and change manager

* Requirement for change leader.
* Learn from Konosuke Matsuhita leadership
Read the "Konosuke" by John. P. Kotter. 90minutes
Valuate Konosuke as the change leader. 90minutes
11. Servant leadership

* Various types of change leaders
* Understand the servant leadership
Learn or read about servant leadership 90minutes
Think about when the servant leadership is needed. 90minutes
12. Case study of Change Leadership

* Car company : crisis and change leaders
* Change management from outsider
* Change leader in the organization
Learn about Japanese Car Manufacturers 90minutes
Think about how the change leaders should behave. 90minutes
13. Case Study 2

* Change leader as top management
* Change leader from grass roots
Learn about other manufacturers cases 90minutes
Final presentation preparation. Pick up one topic from the past assignments and study further to get the deep insight from the case. 90minutes
14. Making use of Kotter's 8 steps

* Summarize the whole steps of change leadership.
* Locate the most important steps for Japanese companies.
Review all the steps 90minutes
Prepare for the final presentation. 90minutes
15. Final presentation and discussion

"Change Leadership"
Prepare for the presentation. 90minutes
Final presentation slides to be submitted. 90minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Participation Intermediate presentation Final presentation Total.
1. 15% 10% 10% 35%
2. 15% 10% 10% 35%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 40% 30% 30% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Participation in the class and contribution to the discussion 40 points
Intermediate presentation 30 points
Final presentation 30 points

Evaluation criteria
- Be able to select the theme and find the information according to the assignment. 60%
- Be able to select the appropriate source and analyse it according to the assignment. 70%
- Be able to get the insight and express own thought according to the assignment. >80%
Textbooks and reference materials
Leading Change (Kigyo Henkakuryoku) by John P. Kotter, Nikkei BP, 2002, ¥2,000

Our Iceberg is Melting by John P. Kotter, Diamond-sha, 2007, ¥1,200
Servant Leadership Nyumon by Toshihiro Kanai, Kanki-shuppan, 2007, ¥1,500
Read the text book "Leading Change".
Course objectives
* Students will learn the change leadership and its process.
* Students will examine various cases and build the knowledge database of change leadership.
* Students will become confident in extending the study result to their real business situation.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Before the lecture.
    -- Monday 19:00-20:00, Saturday 9:30-10:30
  • Anytime by email.
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Last modified : Wed Oct 17 08:01:27 JST 2018