Organizational Leadership

Review the Week 6 Implementing Change Business Case assignment.

Select a company you would like to interview about change management strategies, and request an informational interview with a representative.

Create 4 to 5 questions you can discuss with a representative regarding the company’s approach to change management in the past.

  • Your interview questions should illicit the change management strategies they have used to implement a variety of changes intended to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the organization that will ultimately improve the bottom line.

 Call the representative from your chosen company, and:

  • Share that you are an MBA student working on a business case for change management.
  • Ask your 4 to 5 questions.
  • Take notes about the conversation with the company representative.

Summarize the interview in a paper of no more than 300 to 350 words. Please do not refer to specific company information in your documentation; use Company XYX and Mr. /Ms. X in place of real names.

 

Assignment 6 – Implementing Change Business Case

Demonstrate how a leader can implement change within an organization to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. You will consider the information you learned in your conversation with the company you contacted in Week 5. You will be measured on how you apply key managerial skills to foster innovation and lead change in a dynamic business as well as your ability to listen actively and respond using appropriate tone and word choice.

Scenario

Your boss has asked you to implement a new rotating work schedule that requires employees to work different schedules each week. She would like to know how other companies in the area have handled their schedule changes in the past to determine if their change model is applicable to this situation.

 Review the discussion with the organization you contacted in Week 5, and consider whether you would use any of the strategies to implement a new rotating work schedule.

 Prepare a 14 – to 15-slide presentation (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, Prezi®, etc.) to build a business case for your boss and your organization’s leadership team. Your presentation should include speaker notesand ensure you do the following: (with images on the slide )

  • Analyze the change requested by your boss:
  • Analyze the impact of this change to the bottom line (profit, productivity, and expenses).
  • Analyze the desired result or goal.
  • Analyze who will be affected by the change.
  • Analyze the change management approach (es) used by the company you interviewed in Week 5.
  • Identify the company you chose to interview for your research.
  • Discuss the approach (es) the company used to make a change in the past. Include elements of your interview, such as your questions and the company representative’s responses.
  • Evaluate whether you would use any of the change management strategies from your Week 5 interview.
  • Analyze the role of the leader to accomplish the change.
  • Assess what metrics will be applied to determine success or failure.
  • Determine the timeline for the change.

 Cite references to support your assignment. It is recommended that you use the textbook, the University Library, and the internet.

 

Grading Rubric Details

Impact of Change on Bottom Line

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly analyzed the impact of this change to the bottom line (profit, productivity and expenses) from an innovative and creative perspective.

Desired Result or Goal

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly analyzed the desired result or goal from an innovative and creative perspective.

Who is Affected by Change

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly analyzed who will be affected by the change from an innovative and creative.

Using Interviewed Company’s Change Management Approach(es)

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly evaluated whether they would use any of the change management strategies from their Week 5 interview from an innovative and creative perspective.

Actions Required for Change to Be Successful

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly analyzed what actions are required for the change to be successful from an innovative and creative perspective.

Potential Obstacles to Change

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly analyzed any potential obstacles to the change from an innovative and creative perspective.

Overcoming Potential Obstacles

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly evaluated how they will overcome these obstacles from an innovative and creative perspective.

Resources to Execute Change

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly evaluated what resources will be required to execute the change and the actions that will need to be taken to secure needed resources the company doesn’t currently possess from an innovative and creative perspective.

Role of Leader to Champion Change

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly analyzed the role of the leader to accomplish the change from an innovative and creative perspective.

Metrics to Measure Success of Change

10% of total grade –

Thoroughly assessed what metrics will be applied to determine success or failure from an innovative and creative perspective.

 

 
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