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This subject will explore different approaches to managing organisational change. These approaches will draw on a number of different theories of change, which may include organisation development, strategic change, organisational power and politics, organisational culture, leadership, and organisational discourse theory. The subject will evaluate and contrast different theories and consider their implications for change management. The subject will also examine issues related to resistance to change and explore some of the reasons why change attempts often fail.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Have knowledge and comprehension of different approaches to organisational change and their underlying assumptions and implications;
- Be able to analyse and evaluate the underlying assumptions and implications for practice of the different approaches;
- Be capable of applying different theories to real and hypothetical situations.
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 subject through the discussion and written exercises, and the selection of reading material;
- Verbal and written communication skills will be developed through discussion and written exercises;
- Research skills will be developed through the preparation of the written exercises.
Last updated: 2 December 2019