This module is focuses on the organization and the coordination of organizations to improve health and social care outcomes. The module is divided into five topics hat align with the learning outcomes.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Understand the development and coordination of strategies within and across organizational units
- Understand the management, governance and roles of data, information, and knowledge in strategy development and management
- Critically evaluate managerial decision making and managerial judgement in complex settings
- Critically evaluate shared, collaborative and distributed leadership and management in complex settings
- Recognizing, understanding, and managing culture in single and multiple organizational settings
- Understanding organizational forms in health and social care
- The organization's relationship with clients and community
- Managerial judgement and decision making in complex settings
- Managing cultures within and across organizational boundaries
- Coordinating strategic innovation
- Knowledge and information management in complex settings
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Typically, we will organize each session through guided problem-based learning. We will provide trigger material—for example, a case study, a video of an interview, an individual who presents a problem to the class—and students will work either individually or in a group to find a solution to the problem. These solutions will then be shared in class, and further guidance—most often in the form of a lecture or a guided discussion—will surface facts and principles related to managing and leading in complex organizational settings.
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Charles Perrow (2014). Complex Organizations: A Critical Esay. Brattleboro, Vermont: Echo Point Books.
Lee Sproull & Sara Kiesler (1991). Connections: New Ways of Working in the Networked Organization. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
Stewart R. Clegg (1990). Modern Organizations: Organization Studies in the Postmodern World. London: Sage.
Peter Blau & W. Richard Scott (2003, 1962). Formal Organizations: A Comparative Approach. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
Ken Fowler (2011). Designing the Networked Organization. New York: Business Expert Press.
Porter-O’Grady, T., Malloch, K (2010). Innovation leadership: Creating the landscape of Health Care. London: Jones & Bartlett.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Class discussions
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External