MG4B7 Half Unit
Leading Organisational Change
This information is for the 2023/24 session.
Dr Dorottya Sallai MAR 4.10
This course is available on the CEMS Exchange, Global MSc in Management, Global MSc in Management (CEMS MIM), Global MSc in Management (MBA Exchange), MBA Exchange, MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Columbia), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Hertie), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and NUS), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Sciences Po), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Tokyo), MRes/PhD in Management (Employment Relations and Human Resources), MSc in Development Management, MSc in Development Management (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Human Resource Management/CIPD), MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (International Employment Relations/CIPD), MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (Organisational Behaviour), MSc in Management (1 Year Programme), MSc in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation and Master of Public Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Exceptional permission cannot be granted to take this course where it clashes with another course.
This course has a limited number of places (it is capped). The course is not open for students to audit.
The aim of the course is to provide students with different theories to understand the process and consequences of organisational change and in doing so addresses the following issues: type of organisational change, creating readiness for organisational change and leading change, the change agent, strategies for change, resistance to change and evaluation of and institutionalization of organisational change. Models and frameworks for analyzing and diagnosing change; the role of the change agent, leading change from the top; strategies of change; understanding key stakeholders to deliver change, reactions to change; theory and methods of evaluation of organisational change and reinforcing change interventions. The course covers contemporary issues in change management.
15 hours of lectures and 9 hours of seminars in the WT.
The teaching is highly participative and includes lectures and seminars. Group working is an integral part of the course and students are expected to actively engage throughout the course. Students are expected to prepare for and contribute to each session. Seminar work will include case analyses and small group discussions.
This course includes a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
• Students will be required to write a 1,000 word case analysis and will be provided with feedback
• Individual Reflection
• Mid-term online quiz
The course relies heavily on journal articles and the use of case studies.
A full reading list will be provided at the beginning of the term. There is no required text. Indicative readings include:
Hayes, John. (2018) The Theory and Practice of Change Management. Fifth Edition. Palgrave
Exercise (20%) and case analysis (80%) in the WT.
Case Analysis (2000 words): Students will receive a case that they need to analyse.
Simulation Exercise: Students participate in a simulation game and write an individual reflection on their experiences at the end of the term. .
Total students 2022/23: 59
Average class size 2022/23: 17
Controlled access 2022/23: Yes
Lecture capture used 2022/23: Yes (LT)
Value: Half Unit
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