Singapore University of Social Sciences

Organisational Development and Change

Organisational Development and Change (PSY514)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

PSY514 Organisational Development and Change provides students with an understanding of the dynamics of organisational culture, structure and change, and the theoretical and practical perspectives underlying the implementation of change initiatives. The module also widens the perspective of organisational psychology by considering familiar organisational psychology topics such as personnel selection and training and development within the wider context of the organisation.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Organisational structure and design
  • Climate and culture
  • Models of organisational change and development
  • Methods of organisational change and development
  • Change management
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Organisational behaviour modification
  • The role of change agents
  • Organisational effectiveness and productivity
  • Performance
  • Strategic human resource management and development
  • Organisational development in context

Learning Outcome

  • Critically evaluate models of organisational change
  • Discuss the difficulties in applying theories of organisational change in practice
  • Appreciate the use of strategy to align activities at the differing levels of the individual, team and business
  • Evaluate different forms of organisational structure, culture and climate
  • Apply behaviour modification as a technique for changing behaviour in the workplace
  • Propose organisational development interventions within the wider organisational psychology context
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