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Unit details

  • Specialist unit
  • Level 7
  • 15 credits

What will you learn

You will critically evaluate theory and concepts in relation to organisational design and development in order to understand the general principles and key issues that underpin them. You will examine the meaning and value of organisational design and development and review the rationale for and the complexity of organisational design, considering a range of organisational forms and discussing the contextual relevance of these. You will also develop understanding of different methods and approaches to organisational development and how these align with organisational goals. Additionally, you will explore the role of people professionals in the creation of new organisational forms. Finally, you will examine responses and approaches to change, including strategies for employee engagement and reflection on personal skills and behaviours that influence successful implementation.

 This module is suitable for persons who:

  • are experienced people practitioners

  • are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people

  • wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience

  • are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and theories underpinning organisational design and development.

  • Understand the range of options for organisational design and how these align with organisational aims and objectives.

  • Understand the methods and approaches to organisational development as a means of enabling organisations to meet their goals.

  • Understand responses to organisational change and the strategies for a successful implementation.

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