To develop a holistic understanding of the leadership and management of change.
Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to demonstrate the to
• critically analyse the relationship between environmental change and organisational capability;
• critically analyse the nature of change and evaluate complex concepts relating to leadership in relation to change management;
• explore contemporary issues and their impact on business management;
• analyse and evaluate the relationship between organisational culture and change.
LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY
Through practical activities and seminar presentations, students will be introduced to appropriate theoretical models and methodological frameworks to inform personal experiences and examples drawn from the workplace. Critical reflection will be integral to each formative exercise which will challenge each student to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways appropriate to the workplace.
EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD)
Does the module contribute to ESD?
If yes please provide brief details (no more than 100 words):
A wider view of strategic management includes not just the economic impact, but environmental and social impacts. This module aims to develop a holistic understanding of organisations strategic direction through their interactions with the internal and external environment. Consideration will be given to new strategies for sustainable growth.
Students will also be encouraged to actively implement or contribute to changes that promote sustainable development within the scope of their own learning experience and study environment and effectively engage with real-life problems relevant to sustainable development.
You are required to produce a 5000 word (+/- 10%) academic report, employing academic models, methods, and theories to examine change management plan for a chosen organisation.
An article “There’s no time for change management during Covid-19, but there must be time to change management” has been written by Romy Hughes on April 28, 2020This article suggests that a change management plan is necessary because every business change leads to a myriad of consequences – some expected, some hoped for, and many more totally unexpected. Some consequences are good, some are bad. Therefore, it is important to put a change management plan in place. It is necessary to dissect every business operation, interaction, and employee process in order to see how changing one part of it can affect the whole.
In order to demonstrate your understanding of these issues, select an organisation of your choice and write a report for the Board of Directors taking into consideration the following issues:
• Analyse the recent history of the organisation and explain how changes in the external environment including COVID-19 pandemic have impacted on the company.
• Develop a model for change, incorporating issues related to strategic change in that organisation including how the change was managed and the leadership style.
• Evaluate the impact of organisational culture on the change management programme and develop a suitable change management plan for the future.
The learning should be related to the organisation in which you are currently working, if you are not currently working within an organisation, you may complete this task in relation to an organisation with which you are familiar. This could include work experience in a voluntary capacity.