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Introduction to Organization Leadership and Change
Task Name: Phase 3 Discussion Board

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, assist with provide ideas that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

One of the most challenging aspects of leading change is providing feedback to key stakeholders. Many times, their reaction can be unpredictable, defensive, dismissive or critical. The Director of Change Management for Iron WorX is preparing a presentation for senior leaders about the data discovered during organizational diagnosis. What are some feedback strategies that could be used in order to ensure that key stakeholders understand the results of the organizational diagnosis and are prepared to support the change?

For full-credit, you must address the following in your posting:

Would you recommend an email, individual meetings, a key stakeholder group meeting, or a different strategy to communicate the results? Why?
What aspects of the key stakeholder's roles do you need to be aware of when communicating the results?
What is your plan to address the possible reactions of key stakeholders to the results?
How will you facilitate the creation of an action plan with the key stakeholders using the results of organizational diagnosis?
Objective: Identify the preliminary root causes for specific problems or areas of concern and analyze organizational circumstances to propose effective solutions.
Identify organizational situations that would benefit from organization leadership principles.

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Change Management
Change is an unsettling prospect at every level of an organization, but in order to get people on board with change it is of utmost importance to facilitate change from the top down (Jones, Aguirre, & Calderone, 2004). At every level employees look to leadership for guidance, thus key stakeholders such as upper-level executives, managers and mid-level associates must be able to model the desired elements of change in the workplace.
Method of Communication
Knowing that change management requires the support of corporation's key stakeholders, how should change be communicated? Understandably, change is met in different ways. For example, some people are critical of change, others dismiss change all together, and still others react in unpredictable fashions when change is presented. For these reasons, it is important to communicate change in the most intimate way possible. Meetings are the best way to get people together, introduce change policies and get the reactions from those key stakeholders that will facilitate change throughout the organization from the beginning.
Understanding the Mindset of Key Stakeholders
It is important to know each key stakeholder's duty ...

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