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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

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

  1. Mapping the terrain of organisational change and development
  2. The nature of change
  3. Models of organisational change
  4. Recognising and diagnosing the need for change
  5. Managing personal transitions
  6. Politics, power and leadership
  7. Communicating change and motivating others
  8. The learning connection
  9. Strategies for change
  10. Interventions
  11. Evaluating and sustaining 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:
1 synthesise theories and models of organisational behaviour, organisational change and development and their critiques
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
3 analyse organisational scenarios and critically discuss their effects on individuals, work groups and organisations.

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
  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
  3. analyse organisational scenarios and critically discuss their effects on individuals, work groups and organisations.