Managing Organizational Change

Interpersonal Skills and Self-Improvement

Project Management

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 4
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£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

This course will allow learners to take a problem solving approach, initially defining issues and then looking at options, before selecting an appropriate route to change. Finally, the course looks at planning for implementation and evaluation of the change itself. There will be an emphasis on involving those directly affected, to gain their experience and knowledge as well as their commitment to, and ownership of, the change itself. Throughout the course, importance will be placed the need to manage and control the change process by effective monitoring and evaluation. Various change models will be used as the basis of activity. The aim of this model is to introduce different models and practices of change management.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

The Strategic Leader's New Mandate

  • The New Mandate for Change Leadership
  • Leadership Mandates in Context
  • The Leader’s Pursuit of Multiple Objectives

What is the Organizational Capacity for Change

  • Primary Reasons for Failure to Bring About Change
  • The Typical Reaction to Challenging Environmental Pressures
  • Organizational Capacity for Change Defined
  • The Eight Dimensions of OCC

Organizational Structure and Change

  • Organizational Structures and Design
  • Organizational Change
  • Managing Change

External and Internal Organizational Environments and Coporate Culture 

  • The Organization's External Environment
  • External Environments and Industries
  • Organizational Designs and Structures
  • The Internal Organization and External Environments
  • Corporate Cultures
  • Organizing for Change in the 21st Century

Strategic Analysis: Understanding a Firm’s Competetive Environment

  • Gaining Advantages by Understanding the Competitive Environment
  • Using SWOT for Strategic Analysis
  • A Firm's External Macro Environment: PESTEL
  • A Firm's Micro Environment: Porter's Five Forces
  • The Internal Environment
  • Competition, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Positioning

Management of Technology and Innovation

  • MTI—Its Importance Now and In the Future
  • Developing Technology and Innovation
  • External Sources of Technology and Innovation
  • Internal Sources of Technology and Innovation
  • Management Entrepreneurship Skills for Technology and Innovation
  • kills Needed for MTI
  • Managing Now for Future Technology and Innovation

Communication Systems

  • Communication Challenges in Modern Organizations
  • Organizational Communication and Change
  • Using the Communication System to Bring About Change
  • Practices of Good Communication Systems

Accountable Culture

  • What Does It Mean to Be Accountable?
  • Organizational Culture and Accountability
  • Cultural Accountability and Organizational Capacity for Change
  • Practices for Making Your Organizational Culture More Accountable

Innovative Culture

  • What Does It Mean to Be Innovative?
  • What Makes an Organizational Culture Innovative?
  • Innovative Cultures and Capacity for Change

Managing Teams

  • Teamwork in the Workplace
  • Team Development Over Time
  • Things to Consider When Managing Teams
  • Opportunities and Challenges to Team Building
  • Team Diversity
  • Multicultural Teams
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Research and analyse issues that concern significant organisational change

  1. Identify and analyse the resources impact of change on the organisation
  2. Explain positive and negative implications for making the change
  3. Evaluate organisation plans and arrangements and their fitness to accommodate the change

2.  Develop plans to involve stakeholders in planning for and supporting change

  1. Provide reasons and recommendations to support a team approach to managing change
  2. Consider options for an organisation that needs to make changes
  3. Evaluate options and provide reasons to select a particular option, or set of options

3.  Plan the implementation and evaluation of a change process

  1. Produce plans that prepare the organisation for change and support implementation
  2. Monitor and evaluate the change implementation
  3. Review the successes and/or failures of the change process
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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