|Short Description:||Managing Change|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||080307 - Organisation Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||28 November 2021|
It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the completion of all other human resource management electives.
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/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
Students enrolled in this course are exposed to the theories and concepts of organisational change with an overarching objective of examining the forms change can take, why and how change occurs, and how its complexities can be managed. Students will analyse the range of different dynamics that are in play when change occurs, such as the scale of change and the type of change, which influences decisions about selecting an appropriate change intervention. To this end, students will evaluate the merits of the `planned approach' to organisational change and various management change interventions. The learning in this course extends to the processes involved in managing change, including the important task of carrying out system diagnostics and dealing with resistance and challenges to change in order to achieve meaningful and timely change.
The course is arranged on three tiers, with exploration of change conducted at the individual, group and organisation-wide levels of analysis. Personal adaptation to change features earlier in the course, before the focus shifts to the broader organisation context as the course unfolds. This latter aspect of the course considers examples of organisational change and development interventions which are included to give students skills in applying specific change programs.