In this week’s assignment, we see how external pressures from competitive shifts and internal pressure for a new leader can drive change. Practice using what you have learned to council Jack White on how plan this change in a way that will minimize resistance and risks to achieve success.
Read the following scenario from Ch. 8, “Resistance to Change,” of Managing Organizational Change: A Multiple Perspectives Approach:
Scenario: Jack’s Dilemma
Write a 525- to 700-word paper in which you:
Identify the risks associated with the need for change in Strickland Corporation.
Describe the different approaches Jack may consider that could be used to manage resistance.
Examine an approach that would be appropriate in minimizing resistance to change.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
SITES: RyTel Hosted Voice. “Blog.” 20 May 2020. Web. 15 Dec. 2020.
Kumar, A. (2006). An Overview of Voice over Internet Protocol. Rivier College Online Academic Journal, 2(1), 1-12.
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In Week 4, you will discuss the conflict that occurs when an individual or a group feels that it is negatively affected by another individual or group.
You will also be discussing the differences between intrapersonal and interpersonal conflict. Next, you will focus on the group dynamics that attempts to understand the behavior in which people interact, influence, and are influenced by others within groups.
Finally, you will talk about teams that are small groups of people committed to a common purpose. The team members possess complimentary skills and have agreed on specific performance goals for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.
Your Learning Objectives for the Unit:
Evaluate the differences between organizational theory, organizational development, and human resources management in healthcare.
Analyze the implementation and usage of current management strategies within healthcare organizations.
Compare and contrast leadership theories, and assess which theory is most effective.
Identify the basic conflicts, evaluate the conflict handling modes, and apply the major negotiation models to specific cases.
Analyze the common characteristics of successful teams and potential barriers within healthcare organizations.
Analyze the processes of implementing change and how to overcome barriers to the change.
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Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies
In this assignment, you are to use the same corporation you selected and focused on for the assignments, Strategic Management and Strategic Competitiveness and External and Internal Environments.
Research the company on its own website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Filing & Forms page, the Strayer University’s online databases, the Lexis Advance database, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.
Use the Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies Template [DOCX] to ensure that your assignment meets the requirements.
Write a 6–8 page paper in which you do the following:
Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation’s most significant competitor. Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.
Determine whether your choice from Question 3 in the Business-Level and Corporate-Level Strategies Template [DOCX] would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.
Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:
Determine business-level and corporate-level strategies for a corporation’s long-term success comparable to the competitive environment.
Wk 4 Team – Apply: Scrum Board
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Projects that conform to the Agile methodology often use something called a scrum board. You can think of a scrum board as a digital whiteboard containing yellow “stickies,” each listing a task, posted beneath categories such as “to do,” “in process,” in testing,” etc. Using a scrum board in this way allows all project members to see where important tasks are in the overall project process quickly and easily.
For this Learning Team assignment, you will collaborate with your team members to create an Agile scrum board based on the Global Treps project from the Wk 2 Team assignment (see below).
Note that in an industry situation, you would most likely use a specialized software tool to manage your scrum board such as Jira, Rally, Asana, or Basecamp. However, in this course, you will be using a tool that you may already be familiar with—Microsoft Excel—to create your scrum board and other deliverables. It is the organization and assignment of tasks that is important about a scrum board, not the specific software tool you use to create and manage it.
To complete this Learning Team assignment:
Reread the Global Treps Scenario that you read in the Wk 2 Team – Apply assignment.
Review the Learning Team Scrum Board Example spreadsheet. (Note: Click the Board tab that appears at the bottom of the spreadsheet to see the scrum board example.)
Create a scrum board in Microsoft Excel format, similar to the linked example, to align with the project scoping document your team created in Wk 2. Ensure that your finished scrum board incorporates a project budget.
Submit the team assignment.
Bodolica, V., & Waxi, M. (2007). Chicago food and beverage company: The challenges of managing international assignments. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 13(3), 31-42.
Please answer the following questions after reading the case study:
Which staffing framework do you recognize in this case study? Explain its characteristics and the advantages to using this type of framework?
Would this type of staffing framework affect Paul’s ability to get things done? Why, or why not?
Explain if any of the other staffing frameworks would be any better? What can you recommend to the company’s headquarters in this sense?
Why does Paul want this job? Is Paul a good candidate for this expatriate position?
What comments can you make on expatriate management in general? And what comments can you make on the expatriate recruitment policy in particular?
What are the different expatriate compensation methods you recognized in the text? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these different expatriate compensation methods?
What do you suggest to the U.S. headquarters’ human resources manager in order to improve the expatriate satisfaction/compensation?
Your submission should be a minimum of three pages in length in APA style; however, a title page, a running head, and an abstract are not required. Be sure to cite and reference all quoted or paraphrased material appropriately in APA style.
Learning objective: Describe the environment in which business operates
In a 7 to 10 slide PowerPoint presentation, describe the characteristics of each of the four stages of growth a business organization might experience. Provide examples to support your description.
Prepare a 7 to 10 slide PowerPoint presentation. Use the Speakers Notes for explanations and details (How to create a PowerPoint video 1 and 2)
Follow APA format for structure.
Use either audio or speaker notes (which is a feature used in PowerPoint – please use the search feature to look up how to use speaker notes in PowerPoint as a refresher) for additional information, so you do not “crowd” your slides with too much information.
Support your presentation with 2 to 3 credible references beyond the course materials. Please note Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar websites are not credible academic references. The best place to locate credible references is the Online Library.
You will need to read the following case in order to participate in the discussion this week:
Groth, T. (2003). Revolution at Oticon A/S (A): Vision for a change-competent organization
. In T. D. Jick & M. A. Peiperl (Eds.), Managing change: Cases and concepts (2nd ed., pp. 268 – 280). Boston: Irwin/McGraw Hill.
Case Study Project – Week 4 COLLAPSE
Suppose you want to bring about a change in your organization. Do you really know how to go about making that change? You may use some type of strategy to convey the change process. You may also focus on the impact of the change and how it will benefit the organization. However, some employees might resist this change, so you need to have a backup plan to convince these employees.
Read the following case:
Groth, T. (2003). Revolution at Oticon A/S (A): Vision for a change-competent organization. In T. D. Jick & M. A. Peiperl (Eds.), Managing change: Cases and concepts (2nd ed., pp. 268 – 280). Boston: Irwin/McGraw Hill.
Read and discuss the case.
Analyze the change effort using Nadler’s integrated change agenda – values, governance, operating environment, operational performance, organization, strategy, and purpose.
Include any other important components you believe should be part of a complete case analysis.
Make a team recommendation on how Lars Kolind should proceed, given the resistance he is facing.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post a 5-page document, in APA formatting, by Day 4 that expresses your team’s thoughts.
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Consider the following:
Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.”
Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
After pondering the information above, answer the following questions in the Discussion Forum:
What is the purpose for your life? (How might that align with God’s purpose for your life?)
How intentionally are you living out that purpose?
How important is it that you are in alignment with the purpose for your life? (Is it important that you are in alignment with God’s purpose for your life?)
Your initial post is due by the end of the workshop.
Read, view and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all follow-up instructor questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop.
Blank 1: Blank 2: Question 6 (1 point)
Evaporation pan tends to________________. the evaporation rate comparing with the evaporation happens in a nearby natural water (e.g., river and lake water).