Explore BrainMass

Change Management

Change and Organizational Life Cycle Theory

Compare and contrast change theory and organizational life cycle theory. Evaluate the synergistic aspects of how the theories, used together, provide insight into understanding organizations.

Organizational change for sustainability

1. What type of change does this case describe? 2. Which theory of change best describe it and why? 3. What functional areas of the business were involved in this change?how were they involved?Did the organizational actors anticipate that all these function areas would be involved in the change effort? 4. What were the

Commandments of Influencing Change

1. Read the attached article: "Thinking about resisting change (with tongue tucked firmly in cheek)" by Elliott Berv. (See the attached file) 2. Select 5 (five) of the 26 "Commandments of Resisting Change" (See the attached file) and re-write them to be "Commandments of Influencing Change." Each one of your answers should c

Change and resistance to change.

Once we understand which groups are highly influential and highly impacted by the change we can put in place a Change Plan to move them to where we need them to be, for example, to support the change, accept the change, let the change happen, and to not block it. Doing this will no doubt require a Champion.... Please discuss

organizational change

One of the most challenging tasks of a leader is to transform an organization, to re-engineer and restructure that organization to meet the evolving demands of both the customer and the marketplace. Choose a company that is not meeting the expectations of its stakeholders (which could include its investors, bondholders, employee

Change Model & Leading Organizational Change

Discuss two of the following statements. Describe Lewin's change model and the systems model of change, and discuss the external and internal forces that create the need for organizational change. Discuss Kotter's Eight Steps for Leading Organizational Change. Discuss the 11 Reasons Employees Resist Change. Discus

Organizational Change - Lewin's Model of Force Field Analysis

Manager has decided to increase the inventory from 3 months supply to 6 months of supply in case of supply shortage. Most of the employees know the inventory is already too much and the overflowing inventory would be a disaster to store. After the conversation with the manager he agree to meet in the middle - 4.5 months. Usi

organization change

What is disruptive innovation? What is the difference between incremental change and disruptive change? How would a disruptive innovation impact your organization?

What are the various models for change strategies?

What are the various models for change strategies. Why might one strategy be better suited to an organization than another? Provide an example from your experience. Was this a successful change? Explain.

Organizational Development and Change

1-Why is organizational change so difficult? 2-What are the similarities and differences between the various models of organizational change? What do you think about the different models? *Each reply must be at least 200 words and include one reference *Include a short personal insight that relates the above to specific

Focus of the Organizational Change Report by Lou Gerstner

See attached file. Change Report, on Lou Gerstner's change program at IBM. The focus on the resistance to change and the skills and strategies for communicating change and sustaining change that shows the benefits and opportunities that are possessed on both sides.

Managing Organizational Change: Describe the change and the research plan

Managing Organizational Change Organization: Option 1: â?¢ Give the name of the organization (if permitted) and briefly describe it. If you are focusing on one department in the organization, tell which one and describe it briefly. Be sure to include a description of your role in the organization. This can be an or

Environment factor that caused change in strategy

1. Research and analyze one environmental factor that has caused organizations to change their strategy in some way. 2. Analyze and describe the environmental circumstances bringing about these changes in the strategy of an organization. 3. Analyzd and explain why the organization needs to change. 4. Analyzd and ex

Organizational Change: Polyprod case and questions

Read the case in the ATTACHED file titled, Initiating Change in the Manufacturing and Distribution Division of Polyrod. Answer the following questions regarding the case. Please make each answer at least a paragraph in length. 1. What is your assessment of Roberta's efforts to date? 2. How would you convince Stewart Jones t

Change Intervention (from Leading Orgazational Change)

Complete the following exercise (Lewin's Change Process): Choose a current issue in your local neighborhood. You will figure out how you would design a large-scale change intervention program in relation to this issue and answer the questions below. a. How many people would it make sense to involve?

Managing Organizational Change Approach

How do you approach change? Is the risk of failing at change less risky than not changing? What criteria can you develop to help you determine your approach to future changes?

Managing Organizational Development and Change

Library Research Assignment You anticipate a great deal of resistance to change from the employees of Pegasus, especially if there are layoffs involved. You and the HRD group must first identify the emotional factors of change and then present a plan to address these issues to the company in a meeting. You must consider the o

Reasons why change is resisted and strategies for leading change

1. Discuss five to seven reasons why change is resisted, providing examples. 2. Identify a clear strategy for leading change, overcoming resistance to change, and generating positive organizational behavior. 3. Identify best practices for managing and leading change. Justify answers with logical rationale, and cited

Websites that Potentially Might Not Change for Good Reason

In a report from Gartner (2011) they look closer at the cost ratio between development and maintenance, especially relating to the development model used. Is it stated that web sites that do not need to change their business logic or content after the site has been launched, do usually have a cost ratio of 5:1 or 10:1. On the ot

Consulting (Business Management)

1.Each step leading to the implementation of a solution is an opportunity to engage the client, reduce resistance, and increase the probability for success. Out of the 12 steps (pg 33-38) on the attachment which two or three steps would one consider to be the most important? Explain your response. ---------- Technique

Organizational Culture and Change

Please conduct an analysis of the organizational culture at your organization or an organization of your choice. 1. Please briefly identify and define the organization. 2. Please conduct an analysis of the culture at this organization, using the OCP typology (the same model you use for the case in this module. 3. Please

Organizational Change

What can organizations do to minimize the effects that organizational change has on their employees?