I need a minimum of 100 words for each of the assignments on both A and B assignments
Describe the role of organizational development in contemporary organizations. How does organizational development help organizations prepare for or implement change? Provide an example from your organization.
What environmental forces drive organization development in your field or industry? What are the steps successful organizations take when responding to change? Have you experienced forces of change in your work environment? How did the changes affect your organization?
1. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
Read the Introduction and Chapter/Step 1 in The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations.
1. Chapter 2: Successful Change and the Force That Drives It
Read “Chapter 2: Successful Change and the Force That Drives It,” by Kotter, from the online eBook, Leading Change (1996).
2. Chapter Twenty Two: Managing Change
Read “Chapter Twenty Two: Managing Change,” by Lewthwaite, from the online eBook, Everything You Need for an NVQ in Management (2000).
3. Empirical Development of a Model of Performance Drivers in Organizational Change Projects
Read, “Empirical Development of a Model of Performance Drivers in Organizational Change Projects,” by Parry et al., from Journal of Change Management (2014).
Why is vision essential to facilitating successful change in an organization? What is the correlation between a leader’s role/vision and a successful change initiative? Describe a vision that you have seen/heard/read/viewed that you felt inspired successful change. How did this vision influence people’s behavior and attitudes toward a major change initiative?
According to the textbook, people are more motivated when “they are shown a truth that influences their feelings” than they are by analysis. Discuss the relevance of this statement for organizations growing and responding to change. What responsibility does a leader have to honor stakeholder concerns when “feelings” are the primary basis for the concerns?