Last week we had a nice meeting at Estonian Business School with a pleasant group of 33 new MBA students from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, Poland, Ukraine, and of course – also Estonia. We started by introducing ourselves to the core topics and requirements of our course that included the following elements.
During the course, all participants need to prepare and update weekly STEP journal where they reflect upon an important habit that they would like to change. Or alternatively – upon a very important objective that they would like to reach before the end of the course. Download your STEP journal here. Your regular weekly STEP journal where you are going to observe and report upon your success on changing a particular habit. You must focus on personally meaningful issue. E.g. achieving an important objective, stopping smoking, losing weight, overcoming shyness, learning to talk more in large audiences, improving relationship with your close relative or a friend, increasing reading speed, developing a healthy life style, overcoming chronic lateness, and so on. First – formulate your objective and thereafter write a weekly STEP journal on how you managed to change your habits. In your individual journal, focus on two aspects
You will divide into groups of 2-3 students. Try to be diverse. Mix male and female, nationalities. Conduct an interview with a manager of a company with more than 10 employees that has recently gone through a transition initiative. You should audio record their interview (make sure to get the permission from the person you are interviewing). Then transcribe (type) the answers to each of the interview questions with the exact wording used by the person being interviewed. You should also write your reflection about some new ideas you gained about organizational change from this interview.
Thereafter we focused on individual change. See the slides below.