MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
The course starts with a typical introductory perspective which assists you to understand the nature of change, some meta-models of change and consider change complexities and drivers of change. It considers how to manage change and provides some guiding principles for change and how to resolve some of the dilemmas of change. The first section ends with a consideration on designing organisations and the internationalism of change. The course then moves on to the key area of diagnosis and interventions and provides information on the processes involved and details information on such interventions as self-designing organisation, the learning organisation, interventions for people and process, interventions for strategy and structure and closes with diagnosis and interventions for organisational transformation and change in unpredictable environments. The last module considers issues in managing organisational change, including change paths, key factors in managing change, processes that humans undergo, the differences between hard and soft interventions and their impact. The course ends with a consideration of change in a global setting.