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This week's topic is change and organization life cycle. Briefly discuss a change initiative at your organization. Based on the readings, discuss the change process, whether the change was/is successful or not going so well.
Also include the environmental dynamics that are impacting the change or have impacted the change. (Incorporate material from readings or other sources).
Source: Daft, R. L. (2009). Organizational theory and design (10th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:47 am ad1c9bdddf
Change and Organizational Life Cycle
The changes being made in the Garden Center had to do with technology changes. The company had run on a manual, paper based process for years. It was originally a supermarket chain that became a garden center out of sheer survival. Implementing the change would mean all 21 stores would have electronic point of sale registers instead of the manual registers in place at the present time.
The phases of this changeover process were as follows:
1) The Entrepreneurial Stage
The plan needed to be created as to what changes were needed and how they would be implemented.
2) The Collectivity Stage
Leadership abilities are needed at this point. All the information and analysis has to take place here to know what direction the changes are needed to take the organization in the right direction.
3) The Formalization Stage
This stage brings everything together and all the complexity gets sorted out. There will be conflicts in ...
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Project Life Cycle
Run the "Applying the Project Life Cycle" simulation. Then write a paper that includes the following:
1. A communications plan, addressing how progress will be reported to the various project sponsors and executives
2. A forecast of the time required to complete the project
3. The project closure process that will be employed
4. A brief explanation of the project audit process and how it will be applied to your project
5. Budget estimates for the project
6. Forecasted project outcomes, using quantifiable measures of success for the project and verifying project alignment with your organization's goals
7. Three key learning points from the "Applying the Project Life Cycle" simulation that you applied as you worked on your Project Plan