PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines organisational change, development and design, and covers topics such as organisational development (OD) competencies, collecting and analysing diagnostic information, feeding back diagnostic information, dealing with resistance to organisational change, creating readiness for change, change management and job design. Practical and theoretical approaches adopted by practitioners to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance the design of work are presented and discussed.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, models and theories relevant to organisational development; (2) critically evaluate the usefulness of concepts, models or theories relating to organisational development for a variety of work settings and situations; and (3) confidently discuss how the major concepts, models and theories relevant to organisational development have been and could be applied in a particular work setting.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in class exercise; (2) case analysis; and (3) group assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisette Kanse
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 41680 Master of Commerce (coursework) (Human Resource Management),
or
41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework),
or
43550 Master of Commerce and Master of International Commercial Law,
or
52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety,
or
74530 Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework
or
coursework and dissertation),
or
73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework),
or
62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework).
Incompatibility:
PSYC5715 Organisational Change for Psychologists
Contact hours
3 hours per week. Attendance of classes is compulsory
Texts

Cummings, T.G., & Worley, C.G. (2015). Organization Development & Change (10th ed.). Stamford: Cengage Learning.

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