UNIT 2 – DISCUSSION BOARD – TYPES OF CHANGE
Delivery Length: 500-600 words
Respond to the scenario below with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear and use research to reinforce your ideas.
Now that you have gained an understanding of Red Carpet, Leroy has asked you to join in on a preliminary meeting with the VP of HR and other members of the organization to discuss change. The meeting is important because many employees are unsure of their role in the change process. In fact, the VP of HR has not settled yet on what type of change is needed or how to start the change process. Leroy has asked you to participate in the discussion to help clarify information needed about the change process.
Review the Red Carpet scenario for this course*, and with your classmates, discuss the following questions that will provide insight into the change process:
- In your opinion, what does Red Carpet need to change? Should the change be transformational, developmental, or transitional, and why?
- What employees or employee groups should be included in the change process, and why?
- What do you recommend Red Carpet do to begin the change process?
Apply various models of organization change
Establish a foundation for developing the skills necessary to manage change in the organization
Evaluate an organizational process using a qualitative research process
INSTRUCTOR GUIDANCE FOR THIS ASSIGMENT:
For this assignment, you are “drilling down” to the specifics for your change.
When beginning your research, keep the following questions in mind for which you want to address in your initial post:
Research transformation, developmental and transitional change. Think about the elements of each, apply to Red Carpet, and then determine which is the BEST option for Red Carpet (defend your choice).
- When thinking about stakeholders, consider who may be affected (i.e. who may lose their job); think about the impact on the local community; consider customers who may be concerned (deteriorating quality, order lead time, etc..).
- What would employees question the most? Their job security? Community leaders may be concerned about a downturn in the local tax base, etc..
- Again, going back to the live chat #2 – define your BASIC CONSIDERATIONS for change. They MUST be concrete and specific.
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