Organizational Research Unit V Essay And DQ Question

Unit V Essay

Al-Haddad & Kotnour (2015) describes the change models of Kotter and Lewin. In an essay, compare and contrast these

change models or any other early research that focuses on individual behaviors and resistance to change.

1. Explain each step of the change model.

2. Compare and contrast each model of change.

3. Explain the impact of each model on implementing change and resistance to change.

Your essay should be three pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. Cite at least one scholarly

article from the CSU Online Library (not including the referenced case study article). You must accompany all referenced,

paraphrased, and quoted material and sources used with in-text citations in the proper APA format.

DQ Question

Examine an organizational change you have encountered in a work-related experience. Discuss the organizational systems impacted and how employees reacted during the change process. Discuss what could be done differently to make the implementation a smoother process.

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Course Learning Outcomes for Unit V Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

5. Apply the practices of research and theory to models for organizational change. 5.1 Explain each step of the change model. 5.2 Compare and contrast each model of change. 5.3 Explain the impact of each model on implementing change and resistance to change.

Reading Assignment In order to access the following resource(s), click the link(s) below: Al-Haddad, S., & Kotnour, T. (2015). Integrating the organizational change literature: A model for successful

change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28(2), 234. Retrieved from

Alrubaiee, L., Alzubi, H. M., Hanandeh, R., & Al Ali, R. (2015). Investigating the relationship between

knowledge management processes and organizational performance the mediating effect of organizational innovation. International Review of Management and Business Research, 4(4), 989-1009. Retrieved from

Cheng, L. (2015). Enablers that positively impact implementation of organizational change. GSTF Business

Review (GBR), 4(1), 5-10. Retrieved from

Grady, V. M., Magda, B., & Grady, J. D. (2011). Organizational change, mental models and stability: Are they

mutually exclusive or inextricably linked? Organization Development Journal, 29(3), 9-22. Retrieved from

Smollan, R. K. (2011). The multi-dimensional nature of resistance to change. Journal of Management and

Organization, 17(6), 828-849. Retrieved from

The six systems of organizational effectiveness. (2015, November 20). Mint. Retrieved from

Unit Lesson Click here to access the unit lesson PowerPoint presentation for this unit. Click here to access the word document containing the presentation slides and audio transcript.


Models for Organizational Change

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Suggested Reading In order to access the following resource(s), click the link(s) below: McLarney, C., & Dastrala, R. (2001). Socio-political structures as determinants of global success: The case of

Enron Corporation. International Journal of Social Economics, 28(4), 349-367. Retrieved from

Szabla, D. B. (2006). A multidimensional view of resistance: Exploring cognitive, emotional, and intentional

responses to planned organizational change across different perceived change strategies (Doctoral dissertation) (Order No. 3237042). Retrieved from

Learning Activities (Non-Graded) Watch and reflect on the videos listed below. In this video, Harvard Professor Michael Porter discusses how to align strategy and project management within an organization. Stern Speakers. (2015, February 4). Michael Porter: Aligning strategy & project management [Video file].

Retrieved from Lisa Bodell discusses the reasons that companies and individuals resist change in this video. To overcome this tendency, she says we must change our mindset, reconsider our assumptions, deploy a top-down strategy, and have an on-demand toolkit at our disposal. Big Think. (n.d.). Why companies resist change, with Lisa Bodell [Video file]. Retrieved from General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra is celebrating her one-year anniversary in the automaker’s driver’s seat in this video. Bloomberg’s Laura Colby and Matt Miller examine Barra’s first year in charge on “Market Makers.” Bloomberg Business. (2015, January 15). Mary Barra’s first year as GM CEO: Recalls, record sales [Video

file]. Retrieved from ceo-recalls-record-sales

Non-graded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study. You do not have to submit them. If you have questions, contact your instructor for further guidance and information.