MGMT5570 Organisational Change and Transformation
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Trimester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Trimester 2 Online Online
- This unit is concerned with organisational change and transformation, and focuses on the major challenges facing organisations in a rapidly changing, technologically challenging and increasingly complex and competitive global business environment. Topics covered may include organisational life cycles, longevity and effectiveness; managing and changing organisational cultures; leading and managing change; organisational (re)structure and (re)design; change management tools and interventions; evaluating change management strategies; creativity and innovation as drivers of change; organisational learning and the Learning Organisation; managing knowledge and intellectual capital; new technologies as drivers of change in organisations; and new and emerging organisational forms.
- Students are able to (1) describe how to implement strategic changes successfully, how to evaluate and measure the impact of organisational change and why change management programs often fail; (2) use at least two current conceptual models to describe a change occurring in an organisation; (3) describe at least four different interventions and four practical tools that can be used to facilitate individual, group and organisational change and the limitations of each approach; (4) describe the cycle that human beings undergo during change and the relevant feelings and behaviours that relate to the resistance and commitment to change; (5) describe sustainability as a contradiction or a necessity within organisations; and (6) describe the ways organisational change can be measured and evaluated.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) class participation; (2) online tests; and (3) group case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dee Roche
- Unit rules
- MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour;
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership;
approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
- Contact hours
- intensive period—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hour each) over 7 weeks
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week.
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