Demonstrate understanding of how to managing a change process in a complex organisational environment

You should select an organisation and describe its difficulties. You should then explain how to implement a suitable change process that can address the difficulties. The essay should contain a description of the change process that is to be undertaken (i.e. it has not happened yet), the types of issues that the implementation may raise for managers and staff, and how these can be addressed.

The essay should start with an introduction sets the scene and provides contextual information about the organisation and its need for change (such as the type of organisation, its role, where it is based and the problem it faces). Any organisation can be selected for the essay even a fictional example. It is up to the student to decide how much supporting background material is needed (it really does not need to be very long). The main part of the essay should focus on the change process.

The essay should outline the proposed change process and discuss how it can be managed. Advantages and disadvantages of the change process should also be outlined. It is essential that the essay draws on relevant theory, tools and concepts covered in the Managing Change module lectures and/or seminars and key readings. The aim is to show in the essay how module material can be applied to the management of change in a real context, but it is also an opportunity to be critical of the challenges of applying such academic knowledge and critical enagement with the subject matter is strongly encouraged.

The essay may include charts and diagrams. References to sources used must be included and these do not count towards the word limit.