Heraclitus (Greek philosopher) said some two thousand years ago that the only constant is change. Leading organisational change examines the theories, frameworks and models of change within the organisational setting and leadership theories, approaches and behaviours that facilitate effective organisational change. The course explores the demise of the rational organisation and the growth of planned and emergent change models within turbulent environments. It examines the critical role of the leader and their decision making in effecting sustainable change and evaluates the multiple human, structural, technological, cultural, political and symbolic factors that affect meaningful change.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
This course replaces the following course(s): MNGT3005. Students who have successfully completed MNGT3005 are not eligible to enrol in MNGT3011.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Articulate and evaluate a range of models of and approaches to sustainable organisational change
2. Critique the leader's role in effective and ethical individual, group and organisational change
3. Analyse the influence of human, structural, technological, cultural, political and symbolic factors in sustainable organisational change
4. Apply an integrated change model to case studies and other real-world organisational settings
5. Work effectively in a group.
The topics in the course include the following:
- The demise of the rational organisation
- Drivers and types of change
- Theoretical approaches to change management
- Change models and the process of change
- Leadership decision making in change management
- Leadership approaches in change management
- Power and politics of change
- Communication and conflict in change
- Culture and change
- Recipients of change
- Ethics of change
- Contemporary issues in change management
- Strategy and change
This course replaces MNGT3005. If you have successfully completed MNGT3005, you cannot enrol in this course.
MNGT1001 Introduction to Management
Report: Individual Report - Briefing Memorandum
Report: Group Assignment - Change Management Plan and Storyboard Presentation
Formal Examination: Final examination
Ourimbah, Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore
Integrated Learning Session
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.