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Module Code - Title:

MG3602 - MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

0

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

9

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To provide an overview of the range of issues that face managers in the continuous management of change. To explore the nature and importance of change To comprehend the main factors facing change both internally and externally To recognise the role of organisation culture in the change process To develop an understanding of how to plan and implement a broad strategy for introducing change To apply management change techniques to a variety of organisations

Syllabus:

The Management of Change Process. The nature and importance of change (both minor and paradigm changes), factors forcing change, resistance to change, planned change interventions, models of organisational change to include Lewin and more recent approaches. Key issues associated with successful change programmes. The role of organisational culture in the management of change process.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

- Appreciate the nature and importance of change within organisations - Comprehend the key theories associated with the management of change within modern organisations and integrate the basic steps in the change process - Develop and implement a broad strategy for introducing change - Analyse organisational culture and its impact upon change within the organisation - Critically evaluate key theories relating to the management of change - Identify elements of organisational culture and make suggestions as to the fit with the change effort

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Embrace the change process and synthesise the values of change within oneself and within the organisation.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

The underlying theories and concepts will be mainly covered in pre course guided reading and the workshops will focus upon the practical techniques of analysing the need for change, potential resistance to change, and developing a strategic plan for managing the change process.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

N/A

Prime Texts:

Laurie J. Mullins (2008) Management and Organisational Behaviour , FT Prentice Hall

Other Relevant Texts:

B. Burnes (2004) Managing Change: A Strategic Approach to Organisational Dynamics , FT Prentice Hall

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Spring - 09/10

Module Leader:

Maeve.OConnell@ul.ie