By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Reflect on and develop your own capacity for management and leadership within disruptive contexts
- Understand and analyse assumptions critically within the development of organisation design and development in order to develop a greater resilience in the face of disruptive change
- Take a critical perspective on the impact of disruptive change with a focus on artificial intelligence, within organisation design
- Demonstrate a critical and ethical awareness of how change impacts individuals, organisations and society and how your actions as a manager can support this
- Understand the relationship between organisational change, redesign, and organisational development and effectiveness
- Understand how disruptive contexts impact future work skill requirements and how this needs to be incorporated in organisation development
- Understand management of change and critically apply techniques that can be used to help an organisation achieve its desired future state
- Demonstrate the following skills: critical analysis; engaging with knowledge in the field of organisation design, ethical awareness
You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to start conversations with fellow learners and read any announcements relating to your microcredential.
From 11 Oct 2021
Management of Change: Organisation Development and Design
Discover tools and concepts of human centred management and design, and develop skills to manage and lead in the 21st century.
13 hours per week
Storytelling in the workplace
- Welcome to the course
- What is storytelling?
- Stories in organisations
- The uses of formal and informal stories
- Week 1 review
- Welcome to Week 2
- Defining ‘collaboration’ and why it’s important
- Successful collaboration
- Collaboration in context
- Week 2 review
- Welcome to Week 3
- Thinking about the individual
- Motivations and identity
- Thinking about groups and teams
- Week 3 review
Connecting at the micro level
- Welcome to Week 4
- Power in the workplace
- Case studies of storytelling, collaboration and organisational behaviour
- How digital technology is changing organisations
- Your assessment
- Week 4 review
- Welcome to Week 5
- What is design thinking?
- Approaches to design thinking
- Design thinking and organisational change
- Week 5 review
- Welcome to Week 6
- Changes in management
- Exploring management and managing
- A human-centred approach
- Human-centred management in practice
- Week 6 review
- Welcome to Week 7
- Researching leadership
- Leadership skills for a changing world
- Leadership in context
- Testing your assumptions
- Week 7 review
Connecting at the meso level
- Welcome to Week 8
- Design thinking and organisational development
- Management and organisational development
- Leadership and organisational development
- The challenges of AI
- Your assessment
- Week 8 review
Analytical thinking and problem solving
- Welcome to Week 9
- Defining terms, defining problems
- Collecting and assessing data
- Creative ways to solve problems
- Week 9 review
- Welcome to Week 10
- What is strategy?
- Who is a strategist?
- How do strategists think?
- Week 10 review
The macro environment
- Welcome to Week 11
- Public policy and the role of evidence
- Societal challenges
- Week 11 review
Connecting at the macro level
- Welcome to Week 12
- Refreshing your memory
- Your assessment
- Important guidance about your assessment
- Thank you and good luck!
Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.
15 UK Credits at Postgraduate level from The Open University
You’ll receive an Open University certificate confirming that you have received 15 academic credits at Postgraduate level. Credits are awarded on passing the final assessment.
At the end of the course you will be required to submit a 3,500 word assignment. This will comprise of opinion pieces written throughout the course, based on your learning and applying it to your work or a work-based scenario or challenge. You’ll also write a short reflective piece, responding to a set question.
Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.
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