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Managing Organizational Change

In chapter five (5), we learn organizational change can take on various nature specifically (i) emergent change and planned change, (ii) incremental change and transformational change, and (iii) first-order, second-order and third-order change.

Also read: Change management models

Select a hypothetical organization or an organization you are familiar with and explain the nature of the change and the current and potential future impact of digitalization and social media (See Ch. 5 coverage of the impact of digitalization and applications of social media (pp156-160).  Describe the characteristics of the digital tools and social media technologies that the organization uses to attract customers and increase its profitability.

After reading chapter 6, think about the vision and strategic plan in an organization of your chosen whether real or hypothetical.  What is your position on the debate of vision and change? Does vision help or hinder change? Does change need visionary leaders? Use your viewpoints and perspective on the discourse of vision and change to explain the decision making of a change initiative in that organization.

More to read: The best organizational change management strategies

Reflection Papers: The reflection papers assignments help students to review the change management concepts and lessons learned during module.

Week Six Reflection Paper:  Identifying the attributes of what makes a meaningful vision statement is an important skill for the change manager.  This assignment gives students practice in critically assessing vision statements to finding the  Vision “Wow” Factor .

  1. Find the vision statements  of  Three (3) different companies that you are interested in. You can get these either from annual reports or from online searches. If you prefer, take the vision statements outlined in  Vision Statements from Fortune 100 Companies (p.178).
  2. Choose two different frameworks from  Table 6.3 (p. 177).
  3. Assess the  vision statements in relation to the two frameworks .
  4. What are your conclusions about each of the visions? Do they have the “wow” factor? Why?

Last Updated on October 12, 2020

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