Critical Evaluation of Kurt Lewin’s Change Management Model (MANAGING CHANGE AND INNOVATION)
Critical Evaluative should:
- a) Identify a concept, model, framework or theory in which you have interest
- b) Summarize and critically evaluate
- Explain concept or theory
- Assess weaknesses and strengths
- Potential areas for future development
Please ensure reference literature and provide bibliography
Referencing: Sage Harvard
- Include a full bibliography following the Sage Harvard referencing style
- Familiarise yourself with the basics of the model from the core text
- Read original work and academic commentaries/discussions (those for and against) through your own library research
- You must be able to cite evidence (reference) – your aim is to apply knowledge
- STRUCTURE:- There should be an introduction which directs the reader to the aims, content and methods used; a ‘middle’ which develops the argument in detail; and a conclusion, which provides an integrated summary of main points. The structure should be relevant to the essay question and enable the topic to be covered in depth. Rambling, diversification and irrelevant material should be avoided.
- ARGUMENT:- A good assignment will develop an argument in a logical manner, take an independent and critical approach to the subject matter and accurately present supporting evidence. A poor essay will show little evidence of interpretive skills (i.e. by listing what others say, and providing an uncritical descriptive account of subject), and much of the evidence will be subjective, hearsay, inaccurate or questionable.
- REFERENCING:- It is important to support and identify claims made in the assignment by accurate source referencing. The evidence chosen should be representative, correctly cited and acknowledged. Inadequate acknowledgment of sources, a highly selective choice of evidence, incorrect referencing, or no referencing at all, will reduce the final mark awarded.
- STYLE AND PRESENTATION:- The essay should be of the required length, grammatical and well set out. A fluent piece of succinct writing will be rewarded. Clumsy expressions, unnecessary repetition, ungrammatical sentences and under or over length paragraphs will be penalised.
MANAGING CHANGE AND INNOVATION
This subject sets out to provide a greater understanding of the dynamic and complex processes associated with managing change and the associated processes of creativity and innovation. A key aim is to provide students with an introduction to key concepts which are grounded in company case examples and located in a broader framework of change and innovation in business organizations. An historical overview of change and innovation since the industrial revolution and the influence of these changes on theory development and practices of management enable a deeper understanding of new practices and techniques and how the build on or overlap with older ideas and concepts. The subject also aims to provide students with knowledge about the main models and frameworks that have been developed to explain change and locate ongoing deliberations within particular schools of thought or perspectives. In this course, theories, concepts and practical issues are all raised and discussed, as it is our intention to engage students in informed debates about the relationships between academic learning, conceptual development and business practice.
The concepts of change and innovation have never been more topical, especially given the commercial context of fierce business competition, shorter product life cycles and more demanding customers. Increasingly, long-term commercial success is based on an ability to manage change, to act creatively and to promote innovation. These processes interconnect and overlap and often present major challenges to modern organizations. We address these issues through providing detailed case illustrations ranging from the workplace to the wider business market. Learning is encouraged through interaction, reading, investigation, video and case analysis, and critical discussion.
Aims of Course
An understanding of organizational change, including: Comprehensive understanding of the main concepts used in the field of organizational change Awareness of the relationship between change and innovation in organizations An historical overview of business practice and theory development as it relates to change and innovation An ability to identify the key dimensions and drivers of change Knowledge of change and innovation processes
Text &Required Readings
Text: Dawson, P. and C. Andriopoulos (2014) Managing Change, Creativity & Innovation, 2nd edn. London: Sage (copies are available at Blackwells .
Harvard – 4 References