YEAR 11 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGIES UNIT: Managing People (Term 2) UNIT OVERVIEW: This unit examines the importance of the human resource function, employment issues, change management, management practices and principles and other relevant workplace issues. ASSESSMENT: Written extended response assignment covering all three criteria: Knowing and understanding business, Investigating business issues, and Evaluating business decisions. (600-1000 wds) – 4 weeks class time UNIT DETAILS: No Learning Goal Success Criteria/Activities (I know I’ve got it when I can …) 1 Examine the importance of the HR function, management and the employment cycle. 2 Discuss and explain change management and its purpose. 3 List and explain reasons for change. 4 List steps for managers to follow when implementing change. Identify and describe barriers to change and recommend ways to overcome barriers. 5 6 Using a business case study stimulus, analyse the change management that occurred, and discuss its impact on staff and business operations in general. Outline the role HR plays in the success of a business. Refer to diagram of employment cycle. Complete worksheets 1,2,3,4,5,6. Refer to class notes and research notes. Describe the various aspects of the change management process, outlining the importance of each stage. Describe the range of internal and external drivers for change. Class notes. Mylonas text p328-331. BM text p276-278. refer to text p66, for listing set of steps or create a graphic organiser. Class notes and research notes Mylonas text p328. List the obstacles faced by managers when dealing with change. Suggest ways a manager could eliminate these obstacles. Text p66-69. Class notes and business scenarios. Identify issues associated with change management. State changes implemented by the business. State the results, both positive and negative, that the changes had on staff and the business. Mention the problems that arose or any obstacles to implementing the changes. Evaluate how successful the business became as a result of the changes, using researchbased evidence. Use facts and figures from research to back up statements about successes occurring as a result of the changes implemented in the business. Make future recommendations for the business. Suggest future practices that could be adopted by the organisation to overcome change issues in order to improve business performance.