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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ramanie Samaratunge


This unit examines the process of organisation change within the theoretical frameworks of organisation culture, power and leadership. It examines the major schools of thought concerning the management of change, and analyses change processes used in organisations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • discuss the major conceptual models underlying the OD change process and the role of the OD practitioner and his/her relationship with the client system
  • critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic techniques and its importance for the success of the planned change program
  • discuss the main features of different interventions for the individual, work, group and organisational levels
  • explain current trends in OD and speculate on how OD is likely to change in the near future
  • demonstrate skills to analyse case studies of change situations.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ramanie Samaratunge

Contact hours

3 hours per week




MGF3621, MGW3130