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LDR 615 Organizational Development and Change Full Course

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 1 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1

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.

 

dq 2

 

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?

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 2 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1

 

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?
dq 2
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?

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 3 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1

 

Compare and contrast two different change models. What leadership approach would you use to implement your preferred model? Why?

 

dq 2

 

What is “disruptive change,” and how is this different from “incremental change?” How does disruptive change affect an organization? Provide an example.

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 4 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1
Discuss the importance of a change agent and a guiding team. What is the purpose of each, and what traits make them successful?

dq 2

 
Discuss two strategies that can be used for leading change. How do these strategies increase stakeholder support and create momentum for a change initiative to be successful? Why might you want to consider including the most vocal critic of the change initiative in your guiding team?

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 5 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1
Explain how successful communication is used throughout a change process to convey vision and strategies to stakeholders. What may be occurring with the communication process if the change process begins to fail?

dq 2

 

Why is effective and frequent communication so critical to a successful change effort? Describe either a good or a bad example of this from your organization or one that you have studied. Describe how the communication affected the various stakeholders affected by the change effort.

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 6 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1

 
What types of obstacles/objections do leaders face from stakeholders when implementing change within an organization? What strategies can leaders use to work with stakeholders, remove obstacles, and address objections?

dq 2

Describe an ethical dilemma that you experienced, or have witnessed in a change leader, when attempting to initiate change. How was the ethical dilemma resolved? What can a change leader use to guide decision making when faced with an ethical dilemma?

 

GCU LDR615 week 7 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1

 

What potential obstacles do you face in establishing urgency for change within your organization? How might you circumvent these obstacles?

 

dq 2

 

Kotter identifies eight key implementation challenges. Which two do you think would be the most critical to overcome in your organization? Why?

 

GCU LDR615 week 8 dq 1 & dq 2

 

dq 1

 

Compare and contrast large-scale change techniques with the traditional guiding coalition approach. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?

 

dq 2

 

Select one commandment of implementing change. What is its impact on the ability of an organization to respond rapidly to market conditions?

 

GCU LDR615 week 2 assignment

 

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In a written paper of 1,250-1,500 words, evaluate the current forces driving change in your field or industry. As a leader, or considering the role of a leader, assess your organization and evaluate how well it is responding to the forces, and identify where there is a need for change. Develop a vision to inspire this change. Include the following:

  1. 1. Describe your organization, include the organization’s mission, and identify the various stakeholders.
  2. 2. Identify the external and internal forces that drive organizational change in your field or industry. Explain the origin or reason for these internal or external driving forces. Explain how these forces directly affect the viability of your organization.
  3. 3. Choose one of the driving forces. Describe the specific issues this driving force creates, or will potentially create, for your organization or department.
  4. 4. Propose the steps needed for your organization or department to respond to this driving force.
  5. 5. Predict how employees at various levels in the organization will respond to your proposed change initiative.
  6. 6. Develop a vision for change. Describe how this vision correlates with the organization’s mission, and how you will present this vision to internal stakeholders.
  7. 7. Predict how you think your vision will assist internal stakeholders in supporting the change initiative. Identify potential considerations posed by stakeholders, and discuss how you will respond.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 3 assignment

 

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In a paper (1,000-1,250 words), address the following:

1) What is the objective of the Great Game of Life (GGOL) program?

2) Should Simmons implement the GGOL? Why or why not? Give at least two reasons based on the case study for your position.

3) How did the Charlotte’s Pride video influence your position on the use of GGOL to change Simmons?

4) Assuming the GGOL will be implemented, regardless of your position, what steps would you take to ensure positive results? Include at least three steps and stages of implementation.

5) How might the GGOL program affect the managerial or employee culture of Simmons?

6) How can the emotional elements associated with change be managed and or leveraged? Support your position.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 5 assignment

 

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After reading the Singapore Airlines Case Studies A and Singapore Airlines Case Studies B available in the Topic Materials, create a paper (1,500-1,750 words) that addresses the following:

1) Singapore Airlines (SIA) states that cabin crews are a vital component of its service strategy. Evaluate the elements of SIA’s workforce management program (young crew policy, training program, performance measurement, feedback, and communication procedures). What changes would you recommend and why?

2) Should the company change its advertising campaign? Why or why not?

3) What about SIA’s system for measuring service quality? Do you recommend any changes? Why or why not?

4) SIA’s strategy to deliver quality includes six main points: democratic organization, smallest units to carry out tasks, delegate authority, creating an environment where delegated responsibility can be used effectively, training and retraining are objectives, and one department is not more important than another. Is SIA violating any of its policies? Would you change any of these points, and, if so, why?

5) Is the plan to introduce slot machines a positive change? Support your position.

6) Include an introduction and concusion that connects to the course objectives.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

 

GCU LDR615 week 8 benchmark assignment

 

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Context: Organization development (OD) is a strategic, organization-wide effort with the purpose of increasing organization effectiveness and health by means of planned interventions in the organization’s processes. OD focuses on the social and human aspects of an organization as a way to improve the organization’s ability to adapt and solve problems. OD is not a paint-by-the-numbers approach to problem solving. Rather, OD emphasizes fairness, openness, freedom from coercion, and individual autonomy to change an organization’s culture.

In the previous assignments for this course, you explored various change models and examined how real-world companies have successfully implemented change. The intent of these assignments was to present the components common to most change initiatives (e.g., leadership, motivation, resistance, communication). Additionally, the course readings presented numerous concepts, principles, and models of organization change. The purpose of the Change Initiative Paper is to provide an opportunity for the student to assemble and organize this knowledge into a final culminating project.

Directions:Identify an actual organization with which you are familiar. Identify a possible change that will increase this organization’s effectiveness and/or health. Select an established change model to implement this change. Write a paper (1,500-1,800 words) that influences your reader to adopt a specific organization change initiative. The change model you select will determine the appropriate organization and specific content of the paper; however, your paper needs to address the following:

  • The need for change (e.g. organizational culture shift, changing technologies, reorganization, customer demands, etc.).
  • The change model.
  • The role of the leader in the change initiative.
  • Process of change.
  • Overcoming barriers to change.
  • Sustaining change.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

Keep in mind that a major grading criterion for this assignment will be your ability to synthesize course materials into your submission.

 

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