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devry hrm587 week 1 discussion dq1 & dq 2 latest 2016 may
Stories of Change (graded)
Chapter 1 of your textbook includes, on
page 9, Table 1.1, “Managing Change: Some Lessons fromReview the four “lessons” (bullet points) on the the Four Stories.” table, and think about what some of the key “learning points” you gleaned about change from these stories. Then, do one of two things:
1. Post the top three learning points you
gleaned from the stories, and include how the stories for change helped you learn these points, or
2. Research one of the four companies and see
how or if that company has since changed (yet more) since the time of the book’s publication. How did that recent change fit with or not fit in with the “lessons” that the textbook mentions the company “learned” from their original set of changes? Explain what you find (bring the URL of the research/article you used to help you).
Your instructor will follow up with you with additional questions
throughout the week to push the learning further. Feel free to discuss your classmates’ findings and thoughts on these questions with each other as well.
Pressures for Change (graded)
Organizations change due to many different pressures. In your
lecture for Week 1, as well as your reading in Chapter 3, you are introduced to many of these pressures. Think about a time at work, at school, or at home, when you have been subjected to similar pressures (this is “your” example). Did that pressure make you change or “dig in your heels” and refuse to change? What does that say about pressures for change? Does it always lead to change?
Provide your example in your first post, and if you can, explain how the
theories on “pressures for change” help explain why you were or weren’t actually pressured to change in your example. Please also discuss your classmates’ examples with them. In follow-up posts, talk about how these pressures did or didn’t cause a company to change, to their benefit or detriment.
Your instructor will come in with additional questions and thoughts based on
your comments and the pressures for change, and during the week, your main focus will be on “why companies change.” Enjoy the discussions! devry hrm587 week 2 discussion latest 2016 may
What Changes in Companies? (graded)
The textbook talks about many types of “change.”
Here is a list of many of the “types”: first order, second order, anticipatory, reactive, adaptive, tuning, adaptation, reorientation, recreation, midroad, tectonic, incremental, transformational, downsizing, technological, mergers and acquisitions. It is all quite overwhelming, really. Our goal this week is to gain clarity and understanding of the differences among the types of changes.
Consider the company you have selected (or one of them you are still choosing
between) and discuss a recent change which has occurred at that organization. Pick which “type” of change you would say that change was, and why. Utilize the course textbook as the start for analyzing the theory of the change. Explain the theory of the change.
Do you agree with the change which the company has decided to take? Let’s get
started, and we will be addressing more questions about this throughout the week. Further, feel free to debate/discuss your classmates’ project/company findings with them as well. devry hrm587 week 3 discussion latest 2016 may
The Diagnostic Models (graded)
Chapter 5 identifies several diagnostic models.
The first five speak of the overall structure of the organization. Select one of these five and research it on the Internet. Discuss why you chose this particular model, with special emphasis on the components included and how they (and the model) fit with your view of the organization you are researching for your project. Speak also to what you see as the model’s strengths and weaknesses. devry hrm587 week 4 discussion latest 2016 may
Barriers to Change (graded)
(Note:Addition/Subtraction This case is a work of fiction.) Company (A/SC) is a textbook publisher for math education, including 1st grade through graduate school levels. The company has been supplying textbooks to public education schools (grade – university level) for 55 years. The company has always prided itself on the loyalty it shows to its employees in that almost all of its authors are full-time employees, and very little of the work done in the organization is farmed out to independent contractors. However, over the last 10 years, the earnings of the company have taken a huge hit, partly because of the No Child Left Behind Act, which caused some of A/SC’s textbooks to fall out of print before they made a profit, and partly because of the increase in costs due to the company’s health insurance premiums when a large number of their employee base (and their families) contracted serious illnesses requiring lengthy and expensive treatments which has impacted the bottom line of the company. The HR Vice President has reviewed the business practices of their two main competitors, and realized that they are making their profits because they rely mainly on independent contractor authors, paying them only royalties on sales versus the salary/benefits packages which A/CS employees make. Further, because the other companies have a wide open subject matter expert pool by using independent contractors, they are much more nimble at reacting to changes in need of the market, and they can offer more math areas in their textbooks, giving them a larger market share. In fact, the last projection which was done by the marketing team showed that A/CS was going to be out of business in two years if they don’t change something quickly. The HR Vice President is going to recommend to her CEO that the author group of employees (numbering 510) be downsized out of the company and replaced with independent contractors. Further, because of certain employment laws, none of those who are downsized will be invited back as independent contractors. The publishing team will be expected to work with independent contractors and manage all book writing projects using less human power as well. That team will be downsized by 15% over the next year. Choices of “who” will be downsized will be based on a review of the last two years of performance evaluations, seniority, and roles.
This week, discuss the barriers that will exist to successful implementation of
this change. Along with discussing how the change itself will be perceived by the employees, talk about risks to the company, internal and external factors which will create barriers, and challenges to overcome them. devry hrm587 week 5 discussion latest 2016 may
Organizational Development Theory and Practices (graded)
JetBlue Airways is a company which has embraced
the OD theory and allowed OD’s vision of emotional intelligence, value proposition, positive reinforcement, and change through improvement and culture to drive much of its results over the past years. The airline industry is one in which external influences have had an unbelievable impact on the bottom line of all of the companies that fly. Thus, it may defy imagination at first that in an industry of barely controlled daily chaos, Jet Blue has found a way to make OD work to control that chaos. Interestingly, in 2010, JetBlue was one of only three domestic airlines to turn a profit, and their CEO, David Barger, is the lowest-paid CEO among the 10 largest publicly traded U.S. airlines in 2010. (Potkewitz) Doing research online, use a Google™, Bing™, or other search-engine-style search, and find case analyses or articles discussing JetBlue’s OD approach. Start the week by reviewing this article, “An Extraordinary Stumble At JetBlue,” found at.bloomberg.com/bw/stories/2007-03-04/an-extraordinary-stumble-at-jetblue”>http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/stories/2007-03-04/an-extraordinary-stumble-at-jetblue. After the crisis, CEO Neeleman was terminated and Barger was put in his place. The company has grown since Barger’s implementation. Their focus on organizational development, and company values and culture, continues to this day, which is why it is not a surprise to see that JetBlue Airways was one of the main case studies presented at the 2011 Customer Experience Strategies Summit in Toronto, where Vicky Stennes, VP of Inflight Experiencepresented on their inside-out approach to motivating employees by creating a customer-service-centric business model.
We’ll begin with these questions:
1. How does a company with an OD approach differ from one without that
approach? 2. Which company would you prefer to work for – one with an OD approach or one without? 3. Do OD companies offer a higher value proposition to their customers than non-OD companies? And if so, why don’t all companies take thisapproach? devry hrm587 week 6 discussion latest 2016 may
Types of Communication Methods (graded)
the term, you have been researching two companies and the change plans each underwent. This week, you will be working on the communication plan which you feel one of the companies most likely used (or you will create one you would have recommended it use). This plan will include types/methods of communication, a timeline for that communication, etc. (See the project for more details.) This week, we want to work together and look at types of communication. Also, you will be given an opportunity to share a draft of the “sample” communication you are going to provide for your project, and receive feedback from your classmates.
First, let’s talk about the different types of communication methods and when
each may be used and why. Take a look at the examples of types of communication methods listed (in this week’s lecture). Pick ONE of the types, and describe that type of communication, explain who would use it, provide a potential audience for that particular type of communication and the pros/cons of using that particular type of communication. Or respond to a colleague who has already posted. For example, a conversation is a type of communication. Two managers may use it, they might discuss with each other their roles in a change, their concerns about the change, and how they plan to discuss the change with their teams. A pro of this style of communication is that it is cheap, immediate, has an instant feedback mechanism, and is relatively easy and low-key; a con is that it can be overheard and repeated by others who aren’t to hear it yet, it is difficult to memorialize or “prove”, and/or it can be twisted later by others. devry hrm587 week 7 discussion latest 2016 may
Chapter 12 NASA Case Study (graded)
Read the end-of-chapter case in Chapter 12 of
your text and do Internet research on NASA during both disasters, with particular emphasis on the disasters’ effects on the culture. Why do you feel it is so difficult to “sustain” cultural change in a large organization AFTER the immediate effects of a major event like Challenger or Columbia? What role should leadership play in working to “institutionalize” such cultural changes? devry hrm587 all week course project latest 2016 may
.equella.ecollege.com/file/f7b09918-0646-4c11-b604-0a084aad3599/4/HRM587_CH_CourseProject.html”>Course Project> Part 5 – Annotated Bibliography (Due Week 7)
Managing Organizational Change Objectives
This course project will help
you utilize the concepts in this class, by doing a thorough analytical and in depth review and comparison of “change” in two companies. You will accomplish this project through 5 deliverablesin the course:
and having approved your project topic. (2 references) (Week 1)
two publicly traded companies, and comparing and contrasting their methods of handling a significant change in their organizations. Analyze and write about images of change in those organizations. (4 new references) (Week 2)
the change in those companies and their barriers and resistors. (4 new references) (Week 4)
and creating applications for a change project communication based on the change in one of your researched companies. (2 new references) (Week 6)
multiple references using online research, Keller Graduate School of Management’s live or online libraries, perhaps your public library for print resources, and any other primary or secondary research source you feel would be appropriate for this project. You will complete an annotated bibliography at the end of the term of strong references to support your findings. At least 12 total references used in the project. (All term – bibliography due Week 7).
Important Note!Note! Keller Librarians are a
wealth of information – and will help you find sources. Using the chat feature you can talk to them about what you need to find, and they will teach you how to use the library! If you Do not use Wikipedia as a reference source. find useful information from Wikipedia, triangulate your research and find other, more credible source(s) which provide the same (or better) information, and then utilize the information from that more credible source in your paper and reference page/bibliography.
Your project will have five
separate parts, due throughout the term. It will incorporate the learning of the course as we go through – and hopefully will cement the process for you. At the end of the term, your final exam will contain 4 randomly selected Change Management questions based on YOUR Course Project companies and research findings as related to the course content, as well as other questions (multiple choice and essay) which are not specifically related to your project (but are related to Change Management course content!).
Thus, the initial “topic
selection” where you pick the companies you will research throughout the term is critical for you to ensure you are interested enough in the material that it will keep you engaged throughout the term. Here are some examples: Example:Both Ford and GM experienced serious issues during the pre, during and post TARP period causing them to restructure and change how they do business. Each of them reacted to these pressures differently. A paper comparing and contrasting the way both companies reacted to this pressure would be very interesting and easy to set up in an organized fashion. Further, utilizing the images grid, you can discuss how they did handle these pressures (using which image) and how a different style of leader (image) might have handled it differently. Example:Both HP and Home Depot have had issues with selecting a new CEO for their company. Reviewing the last 10 years of CEO history, a paper comparing and contrasting the pressures involved, and how they impacted the overall productivity of the companies would be sustainable throughout the term. Example:Review any two companies in the airline industry, their entrance into (and possibly their completion of) bankruptcy, and how they handled the changes through management as a result. (i.e. United Airlines and American Airlines) Example:Review any two companies who have recently been through some part of Merger and Acquisition change and how they handled the culture changes. Example:Review any two companies who have had industry changes and how they have reacted either successfully, or unsuccessfully and how their reactions perhaps resulted in their success or failure. (i.e. Yahoo vs. IBM)
These are simply illustrative
– you can do research and find any of many companies and topics of change which could work for this paper – and you are encouraged to do so. If you have questions or need more ideas, please ask your Professor for help! Part 1: Topic Selection (Due Week 1)
Pick out your two companies
and their change. In 1 double spaced page, please submit your company selections, with a brief write-up on the changes you will be comparing in the two companies. Pick two companies which have undergone some type of fairly substantial change in the recent past. Find the company and the change information online, using EBSCO, or using a company’s case described somewhere in our textbook. (See page 388 of the textbook index for page numbers and names of each of the cases described in the textbook.) Other ways to find information: utilize Google or Yahoo Finance, or Reuters, and look up Annual Reports of companies which interest you. Often reading the first sections of these reports (i.e. letters from CEO’s) will give you ideas about changes they have gone through in the past year(s).
Be sure that:
companies are publicly traded so that their information will be easy to research and find
change in the two companies are comparable (i.e. don’t compare a new CEO to a change in HRIS – DO compare two changes in CIO) and
changes happened in the recent past so that you will find plenty of online information about how they were handled, but not so recent that the information about the change “results” is still up in the air.
Your topic will be
graded/approved and returned to you so that you know your topic will work for the course. You must get approval to move forward with your project. This section will be worth 25 points and must have . at least two references How this will be graded:
Topic includes two companies which have undergone a somewhat
similar type of change over the past 10 years (or longer if you have plenty of information about it)
Write up sufficiently tells the instructor the names of the
companies, the information you have found about the changes, and why you find this project topic interesting
Includes at least two references to articles or items about
the companies and the change
Total Points 25 Part 2: The Change Analysis – Images of Change (Due Week 2)
The “Images” section focuses
on the six different images of managing change and how each “approach” to change effects all that follows in its implementation and continued support. Download the “Week 2 Project Images Grid” from doc-sharing. Pick three of the “images of change” explained in the Week 2 lecture from the grid, and analyze how those particular “images” would affect the ensuing diagnosis and implementation in your two selected companies on their change plans. Here’s what to do:
with the information that you provided in your topic proposal, and any feedback you have received from your Professor, flesh out the facts and information from your original proposal.
the changes in each company and describe them thoroughly in a word document. Explain how the change impacted the companies, and who it impacted. Compare some of the similarities and differences between the change in the two companies.
at your grid and pick three images of change from your grid. Fill out the empty blocks on the grid for those three images using outlines, bullet points, and rough ideas for both company’s change.
in a Word document, analyze, compare and contrast the three images and explain how the behaviors of those images would be different or the same during your companies’ changes, and how those differences could (or did) impact the success (or failure) of the change, comparing and contrasting the results at both companies.
which image (or combination of images) you feel would have best facilitated the described change and why.
on the information you actually read about the results of this change, state which image you think the leader of the change actually resembled the most. You may speculate here on which image you feel best represents the “change agent” at either or both of the companies. This will depend on how much information you found about the internal workings of the company during the change.
This paper should focus on
evidence that demonstrates how the management of the organization integrated one or more of the six images of managing change (Chapters 2 and 3) how effective the change was and what management could have done differently to increase the probability of successfully implementing the strategic change initiative. Again, this is a compare and contrast paper – so include information about both companies in your report.
This paper could be as short as 3 pages or as long as 7. Use APA formatting
(double spaced, decent font.) Include your references on the final page. You should have at least 4 additional/new outside references, excluding the textbook. References should be scholarly. Part 3: Diagnosing the Change (Due Week 4)
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