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Study Period1, 1, 4, 4

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

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

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: 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

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.

  • Hayes, J, 2018, The Theory and Practice of Change, 5th edn, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781352001235.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.