Within Concordia’s Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program, you will learn about organizational performance and change (OPC) in the workplace. Even more so you are able to study OPC as a concentration in the program. An OPC focus will help you understand workplaces on a deeper level and enhance them with long-lasting solutions.
OPC is becoming a hot topic in the business world, so we’ve put together a list of the top five trends to keep an eye on that we’ve seen hitting the workplace today.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
Organizations can benefit from the unique qualities of individuals from different backgrounds by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes valuing different perspectives and experiences and creating opportunities for everyone to participate and contribute. A workplace with a diverse range of employees brings a wealth of different perspectives to business issues.
Mental health and wellness
The workplace can and should be a central location to foster employee mental health and wellness. Poor mental health and stress can negatively affect areas including:
- Job performance and productivity
- Employee engagement
- Daily functioning
With employee burnout on the rise, organizations should continue to find innovative ways to support employee well-being.
Generations in the workplace
Currently, there are five generations in the workplace including Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists. Therefore, understanding the varying needs and generational gaps of employees is critical.
Differences and preferences in behavior and outlook between different generations can be profound. There is no one right way to manage different generations in the workforce. To be successful, you need to be adaptable and understand the unique needs and strengths of each generation.
Use of technology
Workplace technology allows us to enhance human connection while increasing efficiency and productivity. By using technology, offices can improve efficiency by automating repetitive processes and offering remote and hybrid work options. This can help to save on overhead costs and improve individual performance.
Artificial intelligence (AI) involves using computers or machines to simulate human intelligence. AI can help workers focus on creative solutions, complex problem-solving, and meaningful work.
Workplace culture, the overall character of the business, should be aligned with the company’s mission, vision, values, and goals. Building a strong culture attracts talent and helps to retain top talent, impacts employee engagement, and affects overall performance.
These are only a couple of the trends that students learn in the organizational performance and change concentration. Throughout the program, you will apply theory to the workplace. As a result, you can become a charismatic leader in your industry.
If you have more questions about the DBA program or want to apply, visit our program page here.