6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit introduces students to various concepts of organisational change and development. It covers topics including: theories of organisational development, organisational change and organisational transformation; the role of the organisational change practitioner; development of change interventions; employee responses to change; and challenges of change.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- introduce students to organisational change and development theories and develop fundamental knowledge of organisational change as an area of management;
- explore various models and analytical tools used by organisational change practitioners
- identify and critically evaluate a variety of organisational change interventions
- develop an understanding of the challenges that both managers and employees face when experiencing change
- develop critical thinking and analytical skills in applying organisational change theory to various workplace situations
- demonstrate in the individual summative assessment task a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in the unit. This is demonstrated by the requirement that the student must attain a mark of at least 40% in the final summative assessment task.
Within semester assessment: 60% + Examination: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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