PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Change

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit examines organisational change and development, 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 and change management. Practical and theoretical approaches adopted by practitioners to improve organisational effectiveness are presented and discussed.
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.
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 and Dr Darja Kragt
Unit rules
Enrolment in 41680 Master of Commerce (coursework) (Human Resource Management),
41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations (coursework),
43550 Master of Commerce and Master of International Commercial Law,
52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety,
74530 Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework
coursework and dissertation),
73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework),
62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework).
Contact hours
3 hours per week for 12 weeks
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]

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

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