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Subject details

  • Topics
    • The importance of organisational design for sustainable business practice
    • Organisation theory and design: towards the reconfigurable organisation
    • Organisation design factors
    • Organisation structure and forms
    • Complexity perspectives around organisational design
    • Decision-making in complexity
    • The RBV and project organisation for fast and flexible knowledge organisation
    • Leading and managing for effective organisation learning
    • Organisational agility and social computing
    • Innovation models
    • Innovation and organisational culture
    • Building collaborative capability
    • Conflict, power and politics
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Wikis
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of organisational design and knowledge in the workplace
  2. Critically analyse generic forms of organisational design and their capacity to facilitate agile responsiveness
  3. Critically analyse dynamic organisational design in responding to sustainability challenges
  4. Critically analyse innovation models as organisational design elements and apply these skills and knowledge to workplace learning
  5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader within a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study — Individual (30-40%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Group Discussion Board Task — (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Project — Individual (30-50%) (0%)

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-LMC603B
  • SWI-LMC603

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to help students critique organisational design through conceptualising organisations as dynamic entities that respond to shifting stakeholder pressures. Students will critique organisational boundaries, forms and structures, collaborative practice, decision-making processes, complex adaptive systems, innovation models and communication systems to promote organisational agility in complex and fast moving environments. This subject raises contemporary issues such as organisational responses to sustainability challenges, building collaborative capability, conflict, power and politics and the strategic value of networking.

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