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This subject examines individual and collective human behaviour in and around issues of organisational change. The subject will cover a broad theoretical basis that assists in understanding how change at the employee, group and strategic levels affects individuals. Both the planned approach and emergent approach to change management will be considered. Topics to be covered include: drivers of change, the role of internal and external change agents, tools for successful change management, and the implementation and consequences of specific change initiatives.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and evaluate theories & models that describe the relationship between individuals and organisational change;
- Synthesise and apply major theories and models to problems involving people and organisational change; and
- Develop, or improve, team-work skills.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will be fostered in the seminar program through case study work and critical appraisals of current research;
- Verbal and written communication skills will be developed via written assignments, the interactive nature of the seminar program and through a group assignment where student-groups will be required to deliver a presentation to the class that succeeds in communicating a series of points concisely and effectively; and
- Team-work skills will be developed or improved through the group assignment.
Last updated: 3 November 2022