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Unit description

Aims to develop an understanding of concepts, theory and worldview of culture. This is achieved by focusing specifically on developing students' understanding of group, interpersonal, national, and international culture. This unit also examines the role of culture during organisational change.

Unit content

Topic 1: Managing organisational change for sustainability

Topic 2: Challenges and opportunities for organisational behaviour

Topic 3: The impact of culture in the workplace

Topic 4: Global talent management

Topic 5: The importance of cultural intelligence in the workplace

Topic 6: Using culture as a source of competitive advantage

Topic 7: Embeddedness and implications for implementing change

Topic 8: Benefits of an engaged workforce

Topic 9: Stimulating innovation in the workplace

Topic 10: The role of expats in implementing change in the workplace

Topic 11: Diversity management and implications for implementing change

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and discuss the role of culture during the organisational change process
2identify and discuss Hofstede's work on organisational groupings using Social Identify Theory and Organisational Behaviour Theory to provide insight into Hofstede's work
3demonstrate an understanding about organisational learning theory and the propensity and importance of employees that exhibit innovative behaviour
4identify methods and theory of diversity management and the implication this has on implementing change effectively
5discuss international mobility, and globalisation convergence and divergence.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and discuss the role of culture during the organisational change process
  2. identify and discuss Hofstede's work on organisational groupings using Social Identify Theory and Organisational Behaviour Theory to provide insight into Hofstede's work
  3. demonstrate an understanding about organisational learning theory and the propensity and importance of employees that exhibit innovative behaviour
  4. identify methods and theory of diversity management and the implication this has on implementing change effectively
  5. discuss international mobility, and globalisation convergence and divergence.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report15%
Exam: closed book40%
Report45%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report15%
Exam: closed book40%
Report45%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Report15%
Exam: closed book40%
Report45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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