Leading Organisational Change

Subject Code:

HRM210

Subject Aim:

You will understand the importance of the ongoing need to embrace change in modern business. You will be equipped with an understanding of the theories of change management and how those theories can be translated into the various strategies needed to allow organisations to adapt to their changing environment. You will focus on the technological, administrative and process innovation that underpins change as well as on contemporary techniques and procedures used to understand, initiate, plan and implement change.

You will understand the importance of the ongoing need to embrace change in modern business. You will be equipped with an understanding of the theories of change management and how those theories can be translated into the various strategies needed to allow organisations to adapt to their changing environment. You will focus on the technological, administrative and process innovation that underpins change as well as on contemporary techniques and procedures used to understand, initiate, plan and implement change.

You will develop skills and an understanding of organisational change through the study of organisational design, the types and phases of change, interpretive systems and sense-making, culture and intervention for change, organisational development and techniques for process change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain and discuss the theories of planned organisational change and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Define the dimensions of organisational change in particular situations
  • Appraise the significant managerial and leadership implications of managing the various types and phases of change in organisations
  • Analyse and assess the effectiveness of the strategies used for creating a readiness for change and reducing resistance to change in organisations using case study based methods of learning
  • Demonstrate an ability to think strategically from the perspective of senior management in leading organisational change to gain or maintain competitive advantage

Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.