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MBA673/Organizational Change
Overview
In this exam you will demonstrate your ability to apply organizational change concepts to real-world situations in an organization or organizations with which you are familiar.
-You will choose four (4) topics from the selection offered in the attached table.
-Each of these topics represents an interventionor planned organizational change process.
-Review Chapter 9: Designing Interventions before determining your choice of topics. This chapter familiarizes you with the types of interventions that leaders implement.
-Also review Chapter 11: Evaluating and Institutionalizing Organization Development Interventions. This chapter will help you determine how to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
-References to concepts from these chapters are expected.
Guidelines
-Title page Follow standard format for the MBA program. Go to Doc Sharing and locate the document: Title page for student papers.
-Format per APA manual
Double-spaced
Font: Times New Roman 12 point
Margins: per APA
Page numbers: upper right corner
-Length Your analyses should be a minimum of eight (6) pages in length; this equates to approximately two (2) pages per each of four (4) topics.
-Terminology and Concepts Demonstrate mastery of course objectives by:
Using and defining organizational change terminology.
Making frequent references to and explaining course concepts.
-Examples Support generalizations with specific examples from the organizational situation you are addressing. Present pictures of organizational behavior; include what actions were taken/are to be taken by whom where and when.
-Other Sources Library research is required for the following topics: Coaching Workforce Diversity and Employee Wellness/Stress. Students are encouraged to conduct brief research on other topics. You may also want to reference textbooks from for example Contemporary Management Organizational Behavior and/or other Leadership Concentration courses. Include a Reference page and cite your sources per APA.
-Citation- Please cite and use references per APA 6th Edition. Use the Student Resources Link to obtain helpful materials. Use the Writing Center and GROWS. A minimum of 10 peer-reviewed references from the online library are required.

Topics
Choose four (4) of the topics indicated in the Topic column of the following table.
-The headings and subheadings in the Content of your Analysis column of the table generally reflect the contents of material in the indicated chapter in your text.
-For most interventions the textbook includes an introduction on the interventions importance discussion of Application Stages and a section on results.
-To ensure full credit for what you write include the boldface headings and underlined subheadings that are located in the Content of your Analysis column.
-Avoid identifying organizations/employees by name. Use pseudonyms.
Note: If you do not have adequate organizational experience to respond to four of the indicated topics imagine yourself in a troubled organization. Describe possible needs for improvement and design interventions to address these needs. Feel free to contact your professor for coaching on this alternative.
SEE TOPIC TABLE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE.
TopicOverviewContent of your Analysis
Include the following in your analysis:
Coaching
(Chapters 12 & 18)
*Identify a leader who could benefit from coachingor focus on your own needs for coaching.
*Assuming the role of the coach of this individual justify and develop an intervention plan. Include concepts from your textbook and brief library research.
*Conduct library research on executive/
leadership coaching. Rely on a minimum of three high-quality sources such as academic journal articles.*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention. In this section of your analysis identify some of the issues that make this individual a candidate for improvement.
*Application Stages
Assessment
How would you conduct an assessment of this individual? For example you use personality assessments and/or 360-degree feedback? Justify your decisions.
Activity Planning
Based on your knowledge of this individual and your reading and research what types of activities might be included in your action plan?
Coaching Process
What type of coaching process would you usee.g.: How often would you meet with the person you are coaching? What would you accomplish in your meetings?
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about coaching that could be applied?
Training and Development
(Chapters 12 & 18)
*Identify an individual or group that needs developmentor focus on your own needs for training and development.
* Justify and develop an intervention plan.
*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention. Include an overview of factors that suggest a need for training and development.
*Application Stages
Needs Assessment
How would you conduct an assessment of this group or individual?
Design and Delivery
Based on your knowledge of this situation and your knowledge of training and development comment on the design and delivery of the training. Include contents of the training/development program.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about training and development that could be applied?
Teambuilding/
Group Process
(Chapter 12)*Identify a department/
group/team that benefit from teambuilding and/or group process intervention.
*Justify and develop an intervention plan.
*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention.
* Evaluation
Evaluate team effectiveness according to the factors identified and explained on pages 222-223 e.g. communications roles problem solving and decision-making group norms and use of leadership and authority. If you are evaluating a team on which you participate include results from the Team-Building Checklist on page 233.
*Team-building Activities
See Team-Building Activities beginning on page 232 and A Classification of Team-Building Activity on page 235. Which activities would you include? Justify your decisions.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about group process/team effectiveness that could be applied?
Employee Involvement (EI)
(Chapter 15)*Identify a workgroup department or entire organization that should be more participative.
*Justify and develop an intervention plan to make the organization a higher-involvement organization. *Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention. Notice discussion in the chapter on How Employee Involvement Affects Productivity.
*Evaluation
Consider the Features of High-Involvement Organizations on pages 315-317. Use these features as the basis for an analysis of current conditions.
*Intervention Design
For each of the features considered make specific actionable recommendations for increasing EI.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about EI that could be applied?
Total Quality Management (TQM)
(Chapter 15)*Describe evaluate and make recommendations for improving the Total Quality Management program in an organization with which you are familiar. [As an alternative to this assignment suggest how you would develop a TQM program in an organization with which you are familiar.]
*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention.
*Application Stages
Senior Management Commitment
Describe and evaluate the current state. Make recommendations for improvement.
Train Members in Quality Methods
Describe and evaluate the current state. Make recommendations for improvement.
Start Quality Improvement Projects
Describe and evaluate the current state. Make recommendations for improvement.
Measure Progress
Describe and evaluate the current state. Make recommendations for improvement.
Rewarding Accomplishment
Describe and evaluate the current state. Make recommendations for improvement.
*Results
What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about TQM that could be applied?
Work Design Individual Job
(Chapter 16)*Consider your job or the job of one of your subordinates.
*Develop an intervention plan to make the job design more motivating. See The Motivational Approach.*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention.
*Core Dimensions
Skill Variety
Describe and evaluate the current state of this core job dimension. Include an evaluation of the Critical Psychological State associated with the dimension. Also include your assessment of Personal and Work Outcomes. Finally make recommendations for specific actions that could be taken to increase satisfaction and motivation related to this dimension. Notice that the section on Application Stages includes some ideas for recommendations e.g.: combining tasks establishing client relationships etc.
Task Identity
Same content as skill variety but for this dimension.
Task Significance
Same content as skill variety but for this dimension.
Autonomy
Same content as skill variety but for this dimension.
Feedback
Same content as skill variety but for this dimension.
*Barriers to Job Enrichment
Identify any barriers that apply to the jobe.g. the technical system the personnel system etc.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about work design that could be applied?
Career Planning and Development
(Chapter 18)*Consider your career or the careers of one of your subordinates.
*Justify and develop an intervention plan.
*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention. Include an overview of factors that suggest a need for career planning and development.
*Career Stages
Identify and describe the relevant career stage and/or transition from one stage to another.
*Career Planning
Identify and explain relevant career planning issues. Respond to some/all of the questions listed in the Career Stages and Career Planning Issues table in your textbook.
*Career Development Interventions
Identify and describe a minimum of five interventions. For possible interventions see: 1) the table on page 404; 2) Role and Structure Interventionse.g. job rotation and challenging assignments and consultative roles; 3) Individual Employee Development Interventionse.g. mentoring and developmental training; 4) Performance Feedback and Coaching Interventions; and Work-Life Balance Interventions.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about career planning and development that could be applied?
Workforce Diversity
(Chapter 19)*Describe evaluate and make recommendations for improving diversity interventions in an organization with which you are familiar. *Justify and develop an intervention plan. Include concepts from your textbook and brief library research.
*Conduct library research on workforce diversity. Rely on a minimum of three high-quality sources such as academic journal articles
*Importance
Explain the importance of embracing diversity.
*Evaluation
Notice Workforce Diversity Dimensions and Interventions on page 412. Trends implications and needs and interventions are indicated. Select one of the following Workforce Differences: age gender race/ethnicity disability culture and values and/or sexual orientation. Discuss trends and needs and evaluate the current state of organizational inclusiveness and accommodation/responsiveness to needs.
*Interventions
Identify and describe three (3) actions/interventions that would improve inclusiveness and/or accommodation/responsiveness to needs.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about diversity that could be applied?
Employee Stress and Wellness
(Chapter 19)*Describe workplace stressors evaluate current initiatives and make recommendations for reducing general employee [or your own job-related] stress/ increasing wellness. *Justify and develop an intervention plan. Include concepts from your textbook and brief library research.
*Conduct library research on employee stress and wellness. Rely on a minimum of three high-quality sources such as academic journal articles.
*Importance
Explain the importance of this intervention.
*Stressors and Current State
Notice Stress Management: Diagnosis and Intervention. Which of the indicated stressors is relevant to the job or workgroup that you are addressing? Describe the current situation and evaluate any stress reduction/wellness initiatives that are in place.
*Interventions
Identify and describe in detail actions/interventions that would decrease stressors and/or ensure employee wellness. Your textbook includes role clarification supportive relationships stress inoculation training and health facilities. Library research will support identification and comprehension of additional interventions.
*Results
How would you evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention? What results would you expect?
*Other Content (optional)
What else have you learned about employee stress/wellness programs that could be applied?

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