PSYC5715 Organisational Change for Psychologists

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (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. Various kinds of interventions to improve organisational effectiveness and enhance the quality of working life, with a special emphasis on the psychological aspects of work design and team work, are analysed and discussed.
Students are able to (1) understand the major concepts, models and theories relevant to organisational development in general and the psychological aspects of work design and team work in particular and (2) select and apply appropriate concepts, models or theories relating to organisational development and individual and team work design for various organisational settings and problems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) simulation; (2) team assignment; and (3) individual 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 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880/54580).
Advisable prior study:
PSYC5714 Assessment and Selection for Psychologists
enrolment in PSYC5515 Organisational Development and Work Design
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

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

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