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Organisational Change

Module 1

Organisations and their changing environments 

  • Objectives
  • A view of organisations
  • The historical context for change
  • An uncertain future
  • Organisations today – environmental triggers of change
  • Organisational responses to change

 

Module 2 

The nature of organisational change 

  • Objectives
  • The changing faces of change
  • Varieties of change
  • Predictable change
  • Diagnosing change situations

Module 3 

Organisational structure and change 

  • Objectives                                                                                         
  • The meaning of organisation structure                                              
  • The dimensions of structure                                                              
  • Models of structure                                                                           
  • Influences on structure                                                                      
  • Organisational structure and change

        

 

Module 4

Cultures for change     

  • Objectives                                                                                         
  • The informal organisation                                                                 
  • The meaning of culture                                                                     
  • Describing organisational culture                                                      
  • Dimensions of organisational culture                                                
  • The sources of organisational culture                                                
  • Organisational culture and change                                                    
  • Changing organisational culture to bring about organisational change

          

Module 5

The politics of change    

  • Objectives                                                                                         
  • Organisational politics                                                                      
  • Power in organisations                                                                      
  • The politics of powerlessness                                                            
  • The link between politics, power and conflict                                  
  • Conflict in organisations                                                                   
  • Power and conflict in times of change

                                                                                                         

Module 6

The leadership of change

  • Objectives
  • Management and leadership
  • Approaches to leadership
  • Leadership in times of change

 

Module 7 

Hard systems models of change

  • Objectives                                                                                          
  • Situations of change                                                                         
  • Systematic approaches to change                                                     
  • The hard systems model of change                                                   
  • Using the hard systems model of change                                         
  • Issues in using the hard systems model of change

 

                                                                                                                    

Module 8 

Soft systems models for Change  

  • Objectives                                                                                         
  • Managing change in situations of soft complexity                           
  • Organisational development - philosophy and underlying assumptions        
  • The OD process                                                                                
  • OD: an action-research-based model of change                               
  • An assessment of the OD model for change

 

                                                                                                            

Module 9 

A changing future 

  • Introduction
  • Some general trends
  • Demographic changes
  • Changing lifestyles
  • Occupational changes
  • Changing employment policies and practices
  • Operating virtually
  • The multiple paths to change