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Unit description

This unit aims to develop knowledge and skills in change management and organisational development suited to HR practitioners, middle or senior management and those involved in internal or external organisational consulting. There is an emphasis on practical skills and ethical practice supported by research.

Unit content

Topic 1: Why organisations change: turbulent times, innovation and the changing workplace

Topic 2: Diagnosis for change

Topic 3: Planning and preparing the change

Topic 4: People and culture

Topic 5: Implementing change

Topic 6: Sustaining the 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1synthesise theories and models of organisational behaviour, organisational change and development and their critiquesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2critique the range of change interventions in relation to their appropriateness to a range of research and evaluate critically the impact organisational change interventions at all levels of an organisationIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3analyse organisational scenarios and critically discuss their effects on individuals, work groups and organisations.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. synthesise theories and models of organisational behaviour, organisational change and development and their critiques
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. critique the range of change interventions in relation to their appropriateness to a range of research and evaluate critically the impact organisational change interventions at all levels of an organisation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. analyse organisational scenarios and critically discuss their effects on individuals, work groups and organisations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Hayes, J, 2018, The Theory and Practice of Change, 5th edn, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781352001235.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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