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.
Theories of change and organisational development 1 - social capital theory, social exchange theory, complexity and chaos theory.
Theories of Change and organisational development 2 - organisations as complex adaptive systems, critical management theory, ethical practice and other contemporary lenses
Change and Organisational Development models.
Diagnosis and data gathering skills.
Evaluating Change and Organisational Development and their impacts.
Organisational Development interventions
HR processes that support change interventions
Skills Development: Advocating for Change
Skills Development: Managing Organisational Culture for Change
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||synthesise theories and models of organisational behaviour, organisational change and development and their critiques||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||analyse organisational scenarios and critically discuss their effects on individuals, work groups and organisations.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Hayes, J, 2014, The Theory and Practice of Change, 4th edn, Palgrave Macmillian. ISBN: 9781137275349.
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