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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Perspectives on Change
    • Role of Leadership and structural complexities
    • Change models
    • HR/People Management
    • Change and Power
    • Neuroscience and Change
    • Cultural Change
    • Decision Making and Uncertainty in Change
    • Ethics, Social and Sustainability Issues
    • Organisational transformation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understand of, and be able to explain, the nature and development of the concept of change in organisations
  2. Critically analyse the different frames of reference applicable to the study of change in organisations
  3. Identify and analyse factors that influence change in a variety of organisations
  4. Evaluate knowledge, skills and ethical approaches and implications relevant for the management of change in organisations.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment (100%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

In contemporary organisations, the phenomenon of change is a reality that faces managers at all levels. Change refers to any alteration of the status quo and involves some modification of the elements of an organisation. Understanding the complexities of the process and nature of such change requires careful and rigorous analysis. For this reason there is general recognition in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors that successful organisational change requires co-ordinated managerial planning, leadership and skill. In the face of this challenge, a new focus for leaders and managers has been emerging. This subject, then, provides leaders and managers with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice with respect to change in the light of contemporary research and reflection upon their own experience.

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