WM907-15 Leading Change
This module provides participants with an opportunity to understand change –its drivers, risks, consequences and people’s responses.
Regardless of size and maturity, organisations today operate in a business environment that continues to grow increasingly complex and demanding of ever higher standards of efficiency, integration and customer service. Change can be both externally and internally driven, thus both skill sets of intelligent, timely reaction to external drivers and proactive planning to prevent organisational drift are critical to the sustained success of any organisation.
Individual competence in implementing change is essential for leaders and managers and this requires a resilient and positive mindset combined with skills in strategy formulation, communication, leadership, influence and the integration of various disparate functions within a complex organisational system. Developing a critical mass of competent individuals contributes significantly to organisational change capability.
Businesses are facing increasingly complex and ambiguous futures. This module helps participants to create a successful future for themselves and their teams. This module emphasises the importance of leading oneself and others to create great customer experiences and the application of contemporary concepts in leadership, change and their interrelationship.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
The new leadership
Contemporary models of Change
The strategic context
Appreciative approaches, positive psychology, strengths and resilience
Emotions at work
Personal and organisational transformation
Decision making in complexity and uncertainty
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Recognise and explain the need for change.
- Select and apply strategic approaches to change appropriately
- Plan, implement and lead a change more effectively including appropriate involvement and communication.
- Recognise how leaders can gain engagement to change, and overcome any resistance.
- Compare and evaluate contemporary models of Change
Indicative reading list
Making sense of Change Management – Cameron and Green
Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management: Using AI to Facilitate Organizational Development - Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore and Stefan Cantore
Understanding Change: Theory, Implementation and Success - Linda Holbeche
Leading Change – Why Transformation efforts Fail. Kotter, HBR, Jan 2007
Subject specific skills
Organisational change management
Critical thinking, problem solving, self-awareness, communication (verbal and written), teamwork and working effectively with other, information literacy (research skills), ethical values, intercultural awareness, professionalism and organisational awareness.
|Lectures||24 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes (24%)|
|Assessment||114 hours (76%)|
Private study description
No private study requirements defined for this module.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Assessment group A2
|Post-module assignment||100%||114 hours|
A coursework of approximately 6,000 words. Students will be required to examine a relevant situation or practice within their company, undertake an analysis, apply theory and concepts from the background academic literature, compare best practice approaches to addressing issues and challenges, and make recommendations as to the applicability and likely efficacy of such approaches within the company context, as well as comparing academic models of change. This will constitute 100% of total assessment.
Assessment group R1
100% Post Module Assessment
Feedback on assessment
Immediate oral feedback will be provided after case studies / practical workshops, which will be focussed upon the learning targets of each session. Feedback will also be provided to any questions which arise from students with the lecture session.
Written feedback of approximately 150-250 words will be provided for the Post-Module Assignment within a four week period after the date of submission. This feedback will be focussed upon the strengths and weaknesses of the work with regard to the module learning objectives and the post-module assignment marking guidelines. Suggestions for improvement will also be provided.
This module is Core optional for:
- Year 1 of TESS-N1PX Postgraduate Award in Business Leadership
This module is Optional for:
- Year 1 of TESS-H1P1 Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management