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Intelligent Organisations at Work


Markets, technology and the political environment are changing more than ever before. Organisations - and their leaders - need to be agile, adaptive and intelligent to survive and thrive.

This module gives leaders, and those aspiring to leadership positions, what they need to understand and act effectively in a world that is increasingly 'digital’ and ‘connected’ – recognising the impact this has on existing ‘physical’ assets, and on the ultimate asset of any organisation, ‘people’.

The module addresses the challenges facing organisations as they move into an increasingly complex world. It is designed to give participants what they need to make sense of a complex and changing world.


Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Critically interpret today’s organisational environment and the significant changes that have taken place especially over the last 10 years
  • Reflect on today's organisational environment, analyse the factors driving increased complexity, and the type of ‘intelligence’ needed to respond to this
  • Assess and critically evaluate a ‘repertoire’ (toolkit) of relevant tools, techniques, theories and models to apply in contemporary organisations.
  • Develop a ‘situational’ perspective of which tools to bring out of the toolkit, and gain experience of application ‘in practice’.
  • Synthesize knowledge and have gained practical experience of effective teamwork, and how to achieve this in today’s organisational environment
  • Gain the capability – knowledge, initial experience of use, confidence, and motivation – to take what has been learned and use it in practice, in participants’ own organisational environment.
  • Recognise and understand the diverse range of technological drivers of change in modern organisations.
  • Appreciate the key elements of intelligent organisations and debate their relevance and application to contemporary organisations.


  • Understanding and designing intelligent organisations of the future
  • Innovation & competitive performance
  • Systems thinking
  • Technology masterclasses
  • Digital intelligence
  • Knowledge management & decision making
  • Managing the complexity of innovation, compliance, governance & risk
  • Case study
  • Guest speakers


Case Study (30% weighting)

Video log (20% weighting)

Post module assessment, 4,000 (50% weighting)


1 week. Including 24 hours of lectures, 4.5 hours of seminars and 9 hours of tutorials