Module Title:   Organisational Change

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   MAN0330M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Sue Richardson

Additional Tutor(s):   Mr Robert Finnigan

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To explore the theory and practice of organisational change. To provide students with a framework for understanding the issues associated with managing change in organisations. To assess the efficacy of managerial attempts to create and influence change. To provide opportunities for reflecting on change in real organisations.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Weekly one-hour lecture plus six one-hour seminars which will be predominantly student-led. Seminars will include case study analysis and small group student presentations with some plenary group activities using Blackboard materials to support learning. Formative assessment given on activities during the seminars; comments and marks given on assessed coursework.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   80.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(1) have an appreciation of organisational change and the factors influencing it; (2) understand various models of organisational change.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(1) appreciate the impact of environmental influences on organisations; (2) explore organisations` options when responding to changing environments; and (3) critically assess the implementation of change within organisations.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(1) discern the main factors driving change from large amounts of general information; (2) critically evaluate evidence from a range of sources; (3) present your analyses in well-constructed written and oral arguments.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Examination closed book
  Coursework   30%
  Group assignment of up to 2500 words or equivalent
  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Coursework   30%
  Supplementary: Individual reflective assignment of up to 1000 words

Outline Syllabus:
Organisations` environments and change.
Hard systems approaches to change.
Soft systems approaches to change.
Responses and resistance to change.
Change and the role of teams.
Communication and change.
Culture and change.
The role of change agents.
Power and politics of change.
Making change sustainable.
Change in action.

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