Managing Organisational Change

Course code MNGT3005Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

"Change is the only constant". (Diogenes Laertius) Managing Organisational Change examines the theories, frameworks and models of change within the organisational setting and addresses the viability of the contemporary organisation. The increasing dynamism of external and internal organisational environments is seen as both a strategic determinant and rationale for change within organisations and seeks to show how and why managerial responses to such dynamism are increasingly centred on the successful management of change processes. In this context, we explore the mechanisms of change and improvement in organisations, engaging in workshops, case studies, and experiential exercises designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of the course it is intended you will be able to:

1. Comprehend and evaluate a variety of frameworks and models of organisational change.
2. Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the structural, human, technological, cultural, political, and symbolic frameworks of organisational change.
3. Critically examine the various diagnostic and intervention techniques used in organisational development and change.
4. Apply your learning of the various theories and models of organisational change in a real world business context.
5. Communicate your professional knowledge both in oral and written formats, incorporating effective use of technical aids to further engage your audience.
6. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate organisational change problems and issues, working collaboratively to propose, research, develop and present their solution
ContentTopics in this course include:
1. People and Change
2. Groups and Change
3. Organisations and their changing environment : macro-level perspectives of Organisational Change
4. Dynamics of Structural Change
5. Cultures and Change
6. HRM and Change : Socio-technical approach to Job redesign
7. Technology and Change
8. The Politics of Change
9. Leadership and Change
10. Diagnosing and Implementing Change : Hard & Soft Systems models
11. Contemporary Issues and Factors for Success.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIRHR1001 Managing the Organisation and MNGT2001 Business Strategy
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCase analysis
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria - To be awarded a passing grade in this course, students must attempt all assessment items and achieve a mark of 50% in total.
Presentations - TutorialCase Study Research and Presentation in workshop
Quiz - ClassMid Semester test (short answers questions)
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MNGT3005