Unit 2 – Discussion Board
Type: Discussion Board
Unit: Diagnosing Issues
Due Date: 1/10/19
Grading Type: Numeric
Points Possible: 75
Deliverable Length: 600 words
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Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Friday, responses due by Tuesday
Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Friday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Tuesday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Your earlier presentation to the executive leadership team at Heavy WorX has initiated interest in a system approach for increasing the effectiveness, efficiency, and morale of the organization. The senior leadership team advocates for you to implement a successful planned change program. Before implementing the program, you need to anticipate the potential for resistance to change throughout the organization.
Based on your readings, research, and experience, discuss the following: What resistance to change might occur with individuals, groups, and organization as a whole? What strategies or techniques can an organizational development practitioner use to reduce resistance to change? How could these methods be used in the context of Heavy WorX?