Business Transformation for Competitive Success
Unit code: HBH628
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
One teaching period
|Contact hours||36 Hours|
A core unit of study in the Master of Commerce (Human Resource Management).
Aims and objectives
- To impart to the student an overview of the concepts, theories and research findings in the field of change management and business transformation.
To demonstrate to the student how change management is applied in practice in relation to individuals, groups and the overall organization.
- To adopt an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to the teaching of change management.
- To focus on the case study approach in order to bring alive the context and reality of change within business organizations and as a vehicle for the application of theory.
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Appreciate how change management has been applied in practice
- Benefit from enhanced conceptual skills relating to change management effectiveness
- Understand the research literature on change management
Teaching methodsPresentation of theoretical material from a number of sources, such as textbooks and articles, case studies, class discussion, and reflection
Generic skills outcomes
Swinburne University of Technology works to produce graduates and postgraduates, who are capable in their chosen profession, can contribute in an entrepreneurial and innovative way within their workplace or community, can operate effectively and ethically in their business life, and are adaptable and able to manage change. It is expected that graduates will leave with a diverse wealth of experiences and will have developed individual knowledge, abilities, and attitudes. Within this context this unit will contribute to students developing the following key generic skills:
- Analysis skills
- Problem solving skills
- Communication skills
- Ability to work independently, and
- Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
ContentProcesses of business transformation and organizational change; dominant logic and paradigms; change models; characteristics of innovative organisations; forces for change; resistance to change; coping with change; contingency approaches to change; recognizing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating change; cultural change management; and organizational development
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.