Organisational Design, Development and Performance
Unit purpose and aim(s)
An organisation is a group of people, working together to achieve specific goals. The way it is designed, and then the way it develops helps to determine whether the business will be successful. In this unit, the focus is on understanding the different ways that organisations are designed, the process of development and the link between this and performance.
On completion of this unit you will be able to analyse and evaluate the theoretical bases of design, and decide on the appropriate model for different businesses. You will be able to reflect on the impact of the structure on the individual employee and report on any needs to develop and change the organisation.
You will be able to analyse and predict the need to make interventions. You will understand the process of identifying problems that have occurred in the set-up of an organisation and solve those problems. You will be equipped with the skills required to manage change processes, and you will be able to critically reflect on the outcome of an intervention resulting in change.
Furthermore, you will be able to synthesise the design and development of an organisation with the overall performance outcomes. In doing this, you will define the success of the business and reflect on any barriers that occur in achieving that success.
Assessed by assignment.