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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.

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

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

  1. identify and discuss the role of culture during the organisational change process
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate an understanding about organisational learning theory and the propensity and importance of employees that exhibit innovative behaviour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. identify methods and theory of diversity management and the implication this has on implementing change effectively
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. discuss international mobility, and globalisation convergence and divergence.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

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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