BMGT43580 Managing Organisational Change

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module introduces participants to the range of factors to consider when planning and implementing major change programmes in contemporary organisational settings. A model called the Change Kaleidscope (Balogun,Hope Hailey & Gustafsson) is explored to analyse the change path, implementation choices, change context and implementation planning. The module also looks at themes around employee engagement, trust, resistance and organisational culture. An applied practical approach is adopted and students are encouraged to be active learners.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:-
1. Understand the diverse ways in which organisational change may be conceptualised and managed.
2. Have a working knowledge of the Change Kaleidoscope and be able to apply it to change contexts.
3. Assess and reflect on your preferred change intervention style and on your level of competencies as an effective change agent.
4. Have developed and practiced skills of diagnosis, intervention selection, implementation, evaluation and institutionalisation.
5. Appreciate the role of culture, power, politics and conflict within change interventions and be able to identify appropriate frameworks for overcoming resistance to change.
6. Demonstrate written and presentation skills

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Working in groups of 2 people. Apply the Change Kaleidoscope to a real organisation. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Assignment: Individual Short Essay Week 4 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual Assignment - Collective feedback to class on strengths/weaknesses Final Applied Project - students may request feedback on their submission after final grades are released by the College

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