2014 Unit of Study

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Managing Organisational Change
UoS Code WORK2209
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites 40 credit points worth of units of study
Prohibitions WORK2009
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week
Assessment Seminar participation (10%), essay (40%) and exam (50%)
Description The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the processes and structures that influence the way people behave in organisations, with an emphasis on organisational change. Managing change is a critical skill for managers to master and it has been recognised as an increasingly vital part of the toolkit managers need to perform their roles effectively. The unit takes students through the macro, micro and individual issues in the change process. Topics focus on theories and strategies in change management. Students will gain an insight into group dynamics, organisational power and politics and organisational culture as they relate to organisational change. At the end of the unit, students will have developed the ability to reason, debate and critically examine a range of topical organisational issues as they relate to the management of organisational change.