This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding the diagnosis, design and implementation process of change at group and organization-wide levels. The need to manage change is recognised as a critical success factor for organisations. This unit provides students with the change management and development theory and practical skills required so that organisations can better meet the challenges posed by global, cultural and technological forces for change and corporate social responsibility. Students are introduced to various concepts, methodologies and tools in organisational change and development, including diagnostic techniques such as in-depth interviewing.
|Unit name||Organisational Change and Development|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|LO1||discuss and critically evaluate change management theories, concepts and processes.|
|LO2||conduct an organisation assessment using action research techniques.|
|LO3||analyse and evaluate the implications of change on organisations and individuals.|
|LO4||communicate evidence-based arguments supported by change management theories, concepts and processes.|
BMA121 & BAA111 OR BAA217 OR BMA219 OR BMA247
Hobart: 1 x 3 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Launceston: Intensive workshops. Please check the unit outline for details.
Report (30%), Presentation (20%), Critique (15%), Case study (35%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Hayes, J 2014, The Theory and Practice of Change Management, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan.
In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:
(Please note the differing spellings of ‘behaviour’ and ‘organisation’)
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