Managing Strategic Change

 

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 18 hours, 4 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework

 

Aims

The aim of this course is to extend the learning from the core strategy course. Consistent with the general management role of the strategist, strategic management encompasses both the formulation and implementation of strategies. Business Strategy focuses primarily on issues to do with formulation. Managing Strategic Change focuses on linking strategic thinking to action – the management of strategic change. It aims to give the students an overview of different theories on strategic change, but also to introduce them to some practical frameworks that can be applied in organisations to deliver strategic change.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completing the course the participants will:

  • Manage the process, content and human dynamics of change
  • Help others move successfully through the change process
  • Diagnose the impact of change
  • Identify how to engage the support of others
  • Determine key success factors for evaluating change effectiveness
  • Monitor change implementation
  • Plan and manage change to enhance adaptability and ensure continuous learning

 

Content

The elective will focus on five main topics that together create a coherent approach to the delivery of strategic change:

  • Process of Strategy Development and Change: the role of culture and politics
  • Diagnosing barriers to strategic change
  • Linking strategic thinking to action
  • Designing context-sensitive approaches to change
  • Actioning transitions