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PSYO8915 – Organisational Change and Development

2021 – Session 2, Intensive attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convener
Mark Wiggins
4 First Walk, Room 529
By Appointment
Lecturer
Deanna Paulin
By Appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MOrgPsych
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge necessary to identify the need for organisational change, establish the principles of organisational change from an organisational psychological perspective, and evaluate the outcomes of organisational change, particularly in terms of the psychological demands on workers. Students will be introduced to survey design and development to meet a range of purposes and will learn about the practical aspects of survey administration.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Describe and apply theories and models of change management and organisational development.
  • ULO2: Identify and compare evidence-based individual, group, and organisational-wide approaches to organisational change/development interventions
  • ULO3: Apply competence in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating an organisational change/development intervention
  • ULO4: Demonstrate specialised application of interpersonal skills that enable effective oral and written communication with organisational clients throughout a change/development process
  • ULO5: Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the application of skills required when designing, administering, and reporting surveys in an organisational setting, including ethical issues.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Diagnosis in Organisational Settings 40% No 27/08/21
Culture change case Study 60% No 11/10/21

Diagnosis in Organisational Settings

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: 27/08/21
Weighting: 40%

 

Students are required to respond to a series of cases that describe hypothetical organisational change scenarios and form initial diagnoses, indicate the sources of relevant information, and formulate case analyses.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe and apply theories and models of change management and organisational development.
  • Apply competence in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating an organisational change/development intervention
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the application of skills required when designing, administering, and reporting surveys in an organisational setting, including ethical issues.

Culture change case Study

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 65 hours
Due: 11/10/21
Weighting: 60%

 

In this case study analysis , students are required to link culture and culture change theories with organisational development interventions in a real business situation. It highlights the practical and theoretical issues involved in identifying cultural challenges in designing and implementing a culture change intervention.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe and apply theories and models of change management and organisational development.
  • Identify and compare evidence-based individual, group, and organisational-wide approaches to organisational change/development interventions
  • Apply competence in diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating an organisational change/development intervention
  • Demonstrate specialised application of interpersonal skills that enable effective oral and written communication with organisational clients throughout a change/development process

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Workshops

Due Date

Components

Workshop 1

Friday August 13, 10.00am - 3.00pm

  • Organisational Transformation and Change

Workshop 2

Friday September 10th, 10.00am - 3.00pm 

  • Organisational Culture and Climate

Workshop 3

Friday October 8th, 10.00am - 3.00pm

  • Organisational Analysis and Development

Policies and Procedures

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

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Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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