APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
BIK 2917 Organizational Development and Change
Responsible for the course
Morten Emil Berg
Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
According to study plan
Language of instruction
Organizational learning and the leader or consultant as change agent
Teams, departments and organizations are continually facing new challenges. Leaders as well as experts are expected to act as change agents and facilitators. The key challenge is to develope teams and organizations which are flexible enough to adapt to challenges by incremental learning processes. This course focus especially on the different stages of the learning process," step by step". Distinct success criteria and pit-falls in change prosesses are highlighted.
By the end of the course, students should have gained:
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of organization and leadership.
Brown, Donald R. and Don Harvey. 2010. An experiential approach to organization development. 8th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall. 490 sider
Klev, Roger og Morten Levin. 2009. Forandring som praksis : endringsledelse gjennom læring og utvikling. 2. utg. Fagbokforlaget
Building a platform for change
The change process
Tools and strategies
Learning process and workload
Course duration is 42 hours of teaching throughout one semester.
On the first day of the course a term paper is handed out. The term paper normally includes planning, implementation and/or evaluation of an actual change project in a team, department or organization. However it is up to each student to elaborate on the final formulation of the main question of his or her project. Students are encouraged to pick the main question from their own job context. Students will work on their project throughout the course. The professor/tutor will primarily highlight the field of organization development and change processes, but will also discuss specific projects with students.
The term paper can be completed individualy or by a team of max. three students. The term paper should limited to max. 20 pages.
BIK 29171 - Term paper; counts 100% in order to pass and obtain a grade in BIK 2917; 7,5 credits.
Examination support materials
All aids are permitted
Re-sit at the next ordinary exam.
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