PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit examines organisational change, development and design, and covers topics such as the role of the organisational development (OD) practitioner, entering and contracting to organisations, diagnosis, analysis and feedback of organisational improvement opportunities, development and effective implementation of organisational interventions, and the evaluation and the institutionalisation of organisational change. The human resource, technostructural, human process and strategic interventions adopted by practitioners to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance the quality of working life are analysed and discussed.
- Students are able to (1) understand 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.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (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
- enrolment in the the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (coursework) (41650)
the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) (coursework) (42610)
the Master of Commerce (coursework) (41680)
the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework) (41660)
the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330)
the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
- PSYC5715 Organisational Change for Psychologists
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week. Attendance of classes is compulsory
Cummings, T.G., & Worley, C.G. (2015). Organization Development & Change (10th ed.). Stamford: Cengage Learning.
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