Jan 13, 2018

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?

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devry hrm587 week 1 discussion dq1
& dq 2 latest 2016 may

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Stories of Change (graded)

Chapter 1 of your textbook includes, on page 9, Table 1.1, “Managing Change: Some Lessons from
the Four Stories.”
Review the four “lessons” (bullet points) on the
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.

dq 2

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

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.

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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

devry hrm587 week 4 discussion latest
2016 may

Barriers to Change (graded)

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
2. Which company would you prefer to work for – one with an OD approach or one
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
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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

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


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 through5 deliverablesin the course:

1. Proposing
and having approved your project topic. (2 references) (Week 1)

2. Researching
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)

3. Diagnosing
the change in those companies and their barriers and resistors. (4 new
references) (Week 4)

4. Analyzing
and creating applications for a change project communication based on the
change in one of your researched companies. (2 new references) (Week 6)

5. Utilize
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!

Do not use Wikipedia as a
reference source.
If you
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.

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.

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:

1. Your
companies are publicly traded so that their information will be easy to
research and find

2. Your
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

3. The
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 haveat least two references.

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


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.

what to do:

1. Working
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.

2. Review
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

3. Look
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.

4. Now,
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

5. Explain
which image (or combination of images) you feel would have best facilitated the
described change and why.

6. Based
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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