Organizational Change Paper:
Using your organization or an organization you know well, either (1) prepare a 3000-word proposal for a change initiative or (2) write an assessment of a change initiative.
Broadly organize your paper into the four main stages for planning change as identified by Hodges and Gill (2015) in Chapter 7 of the text:
(1) define need and develop vision;
(3) implement; and
Draw upon any applicable change theories and models covered in the course, but ensure you address specifically the elements of leading change and transformation that are relevant to your initiative and particular organization, such as: organizational readiness, magnitude of change, roles, communication, culture, employee engagement, and resistance.
Information Regarding Citations
Any sources used to support your written assignment should, of course, be cited using correct APA format. And although it can be a useful starting place to gather very general information, in order to later verify it with more substantial sources, no Wikipedia references will be accepted as primary scholarly resources. Here’s just one reason why:
Students cannot interview or otherwise engage human participants due to ethical considerations. Any research involving human subjects requires completion of an ethics application, and our seven-week course format does not provide enough time to write a proposal and have it approved. As a result, students are not to conduct personal interviews or use privileged information. Therefore, in the assignments, you are limited to your own experience and what is available in the public domain. When discussing your experiences in a workplace, you should anonymize the organization if you think issues might be sensitive. When doing critical reflective analysis, you must keep it anonymous and focused on self and personal observations and insights. For more information on ethics, please see https://tcps2core.ca/welcome.
The following rubric has been derived from the University’s Graduate Grade Standards and will guide evaluation of this assignment.
Hodges, J. & Gill, R. (2015) Censuring sustainable change through monitoring and measurement in Sustaining Change in Organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.