Change Management

Lecturer:  Dr Andy Hodder
Email: a.j.hodder@bham.ac.uk

Modular value: 10 credits 

Assessment: One 2-hour exam (100%)

This module aims to:

  • To introduce students to traditional and non-traditional approaches towards change management,
  • To enable students to gain understanding, knowledge and skills to help them analyse the way that people behave and interact in organisations during times of change,
  • To enable students to analyse change from a variety of different levels - the individual, groups, organisations and societal in an attempt to increase understanding of the complex processes at work,
  • To help students develop skills to help them diagnose situations, assess the appropriateness of particular change techniques, problem solve, work as an effective team member and communicate effectively,
  • To enhance understanding of the practical application of change management models.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Understand the main competing models of organizational change
  • Identify contemporary issues in organizational change;
  • Understand how change affects different organizational elements, and levels;
  • Understand the relationship between organisations, individuals and change agents;
  • Understand the political processes within organisations and their consequences for change;
  • Present ideas clearly and concisely;
  • Appraise the relative strengths and weaknesses of models of change;
  • Apply these models to analyse organizational change cases;
  • Formulate change management strategies for a variety of organizations.