Singapore University of Social Sciences

Organisational Development and Change

Organisational Development and Change (PSY514)


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 employee engagement and leadership within the wider context of the organisation.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Organisational development history and context
  • Strategic human resource management and development
  • Models of organisational change and development
  • Change management cycle: Diagnostic
  • Change management cycle: Intervention
  • Change management cycle: Evaluation
  • Power and politics
  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational agility and resilience
  • Employee engagement
  • Leadership and change
  • Organisational Development in the digital age

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise models of organisational change
  • Evaluate the difficulties in applying theories of organisational change in practice
  • Discuss 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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