Characteristics of effective change leaders and agents
- Attitudes, values and behaviour of change agents’ e.g. courageous leadership, recognise growth opportunities; demonstrates flexibility and resilience; explores alternative perspectives
- This includes reflecting on own attitudes, values and behaviour and identifying areas of change required to be an effective change agent.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of a change agent’s knowledge skills and competencies and action plan and developing relevant skills and competencies.
Change theories and strategic management models
Different approaches to organisational change
- This include in depth understanding of principles of change, organisational change processes and the different approaches possible
- Causes of change: Explain external and internal triggers of change and innovation: changes in markets, economic downturns, legislation, demographics, mergers and acquisitions, re-engineering, TQM, organisational constraints e.g. human and financial resources etc. Appraise these triggers of change and innovation
- Change models: 7-S seven step model, Lewin’s three step change models, Kotter, Kuber-Ross, ADKAR etc.
Tools and techniques for organisational change management
- Pay off matrix, threat/ opportunity matrix, stakeholder analysis/ influence, backwards imaging, attitude charting, risk management, teambuilding etc.
- Power/Interest Matrix, Transformations of Freeman’s model and the evaluation of Fassin’s model
Influences on change:
- Impact of external factors such as globalisation, mergers and acquisitions, exchange rate changes etc. on organisations. Internal factors such as culture, attitude, resources, etc. also should be considered.
- Goal and process-based evaluation, outcome-based evaluation, quality circles, milestones, benchmarks etc.
Cultural models and organisation change
- Managing major changes: appreciating the change architecture and the strategies for change
- Principles of change: Understand the basic principles of organisational change such as systematic change for the humans, start at the top, involve all the levels, effective communication, create clear responsibilities, consider cultural aspects, prepare for the contingencies, individual focus, etc.
- Diagnosing change, managing major strategic change for organisational effectiveness and learning from change
- Strategic convergence: a new model for organisationsal change
- Identify and appraise real life examples of the organisational change process
Indicative Reading list
- Carnall C. & By, R .T. (2014). Managing Change in Organisations, ( 6th ed) Harlow, Pearson
Other indicative reading:
- Whittington, R., Regner, P., Angwin, D., Johnson, G., & Scholes, K. (2020) Exploring Strategy: Texts and Cases. (12th ed.) Harlow, Pearson. • Gill R (2011). Theory and Practice of Leadership, 2nd ed. Sage Publications
- Mullins, L. J. (2013) Management and Organisational Behaviour, (latest edition) FT Prentice Hall
- Cottrell, S. (2010) Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability. 2nd Edition. Palgrave Macmillan
- Gold, J., Thorpe, R., and Mumford, A. (2010) Leadership and Management Development. CIPD
- Burnes, B. (2004) Managing Change: A Strategic Approach to Organisational Dynamics. ISBN-13: 978-0273683360
- Strategic Change;
- Strategy and Leadership;
- The Journal of Organisational Transformation & Change
- The Sloan Management Review
- Harvard Business Review
- Journal of Organisational Change Management
- International Journal of Strategic Change Management
- Journal of Leadership Studies
- International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility;
- www.managers.org.uk (Chartered Management Institute)
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