Change management refers to deliberate alterations to managerial decisions and actions that influence the long-run direction and performance of an organization. This course introduces the basic analytical concepts and processes underlying the nature and types of Change, change and organization design and structure, culture and politics of change, Change Leadership, Hard and Soft systems models of change, and future directions and challenges of change management. The course also addresses specific topics, including the central role of the organization’s purpose in formulating effective changes, the identification, development and leveraging of core change competencies
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain the whole and key parts of the Change Management process.
Describe the roles which the general manager and middle managers play in planned change management
Use change management theories & models to analyze the situation of a firm and its industry sector.
Identify the nature of and triggers of strategic change.
Apply ethics and leadership principles to change management.
The schedule can be found on the LIACS website
Detailed table of contents can be found in blackboard.
Mode of instruction
3 hours (guest)lectures every week.
Class participation = 10% (asking/answering good questions);
Study group presentation (40%);
Individual critical paper relating practical issues and change theories discussed in class = 50%.
Making Sense of Change management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change, London: Kogan Page. 3rd or later edition – obligatory
Organizational Change , Barbara Senior and Stephen Swailes, publisher: FT – Prentice Hall , 4th (or latest) edition, 2010 – recommended
materials handed out in class: See also the website associated with the text
Signing up for classes and exams
You have to sign up for classes and examinations (including resits) in uSis. Check this link for more information and activity codes.
There is a limited capacity for students from outside the master ICT in Business. Please contact the Programme Co-ordinator.
Programme Co-ordinator ms. Judith Havelaar LL.M
Expectation: timely and full class attendance and Active student Participation.