Innovation is key to the sustainability of an organisation. Therefore, strategic leaders must develop and maintain a fearless culture of enquiry and creativity. Such leadership demands an understanding of the interactive elements that contribute to the effective and sustainable organisation: its structure, people, politics, symbols, and cultural nuances. This unit will provide you with a thorough and advanced understanding of how to lead innovation in your organisation.
There are no prerequisites for this unit.
- Critically evaluate core sustainability, innovation and resilience concepts as they apply to the environment, society and economy broadly; and the sustainable business/sustaining organisation specifically.
- Engage with leadership concepts that integrate concepts of sustainability, innovation and resilience with issues of organisational change, risk and opportunity.
- Develop critical research and analytical skills in generating new ideas and innovative mindsets that contribute to sustainable business.
- Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to resolving problems and to think rigorously and independently.
- Challenge outdated organisational and business concepts, practices and thinking, and encourage/support the exploration/adoption of new concepts and practices by communicating and thinking in a professional and collegiate manner.
AIM Business School has identified a set of attributes that positively impact graduates’ success in business as a manager and leader and these are taught, developed, and assessed to varying degrees in this unit. These Graduate Attributes are:
- Strives for intellectual rigour
- Understanding the changing global context
- Manages for success
- Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Develops mastery of business and management disciplines
- Strives to be a continuous adult learner
The successful completion of Leading for Innovation and Sustainability relies on the submission of three assessments:
- Assessment Task 1: Organisational Report (35%)
- Assessment Task 2: Business Case Proposal (50%)
- Assessment Task 3: Engagement and Participation (15%)