Managing Agile Organisations and People

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Unit purpose and aim(s)

Modern organisations operate in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.  Succeeding in this complex marketplace requires organisations to be able to respond quickly.  This poses challenges for the modern manager: how can organisations plan and anticipate an uncertain future? How can organisations best balance the need for clear communication with increasing levels of ambiguity? How can internal resources be deployed most effectively whilst maintaining commitment and engagement levels? And finally, how does this impact on the professional development of managers?

This unit will explore the traditional nature and form of organisations and how the external environment has led to the emergence of new business models and ways of working. The implications of this on the role and scope of management will be considered drawing out the professional implications for those aspiring to a career in management. A range of contemporary working practices will be studied, examining their risks and benefits, leading to an understanding of how these can best be deployed. The unit will also consider the contribution staff can make in helping ensure sustainable organisational success. 

Assessed by assignment.

Qualifications for this unit:

ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management and Marketing

ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources

ABE Level 5 Diploma in Business Management

Qualifications for this unit