Posted: September 20th, 2022
Instructions: Select one learning outcome from your program of study, utilizing a different outcome than previously selected. Then, select two graded artifacts (i.e., written assignments, projects, papers, discussion posts, or responses) that you feel best demonstrate your mastery of the selected program outcome. When selecting a previous work sample, you can review and retrieve your Waypoint assignments from previous courses from within Waypoint itself.
Utilizing the feedback you received on these artifacts from your instructor as well as the things you have learned since submitting this work, revise and expand on these artifacts to create polished and corrected examples you can add to your portfolio.
Utilize track changes to make additions, corrections, and changes to your work in order for the instructor to review the changes that were made.Add two additional professional and current resources to support and improve your artifacts.
Learning Outcome selected: Synthesize leadership knowledge, skills and competencies applicable in complex, multicultural team and organizational settings.
Assume you are a leader in a human services organization and your boss has asked you to prepare a presentation for the leadership team to educate them on change management models. Select three change management models and prepare a training presentation for the team
Graded artifact one:
To elaborate, ADKAR is a model of behavior change which consists of the following components: Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement. Awareness-raising focuses on alerting individuals to the existence of a problem and encouraging them to search for a solution. It is often done by giving people knowledge about the existence of a problem and its potential consequences, as well as motivations for solving it (Wong et al., 2019). Interest arouses an individual’s desire to learn more about the problem hence efficient to implement in an organization. Lewin developed a theory that combines human behavior within an organization and a system’s structure and function. Lewin’s theory provides a comprehensive model that can explain how an organization adapts to its environment. This model can help leaders of an organization to understand how to change their organization by adapting themselves psychologically (Rosenbaum et al., 2018). The model can explain how long-term growth or decline of an organization can be caused by micro-environmental factors such as individual behavior and training.
Rosenbaum, D., More, E., & Steane, P. (2018). Planned organizational change management: Forward to the past? An exploratory literature review.
Journal of Organizational Change Management.
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JOCM-06-2015-0089/full/html (Links to an external site.)
Wong, Q., Lacombe, M., Keller, R., Joyce, T., & O’Malley, K. (2019). Leading change with ADKAR.
Feedback from professor:
Overall good work on the development of your presentation for week four. However, there are some parts where you need to proofread. Also, you did not respond to any peer posts this week. As we progress, consider how you could expand upon your peer responses to analyze their presentation and provide insight into countering ideas. Differing perspectives of the material is an important part of developing our shared knowledge and understanding.
Graded Artifact Two:
Topic: Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 8 your Kotter et al. (2021) course text, the Is agile the latest management fad? A review of success factors of agile transformations, watch the 5 Guiding Principles for Agile Change (Links to an external site.) video, and review the An Agile Approach to Change Management (Links to an external site.) article.
Assume you are a leader in a telecommunications company. Your boss has asked you to prepare a persuasive letter for your team that focuses on the traits that would be found in an agile organization and what leaders could do to become more agile. In preparing your letter you should
Define what an agile organization is.Identify the traits you would expect to find in in an agile organization.Discuss how leaders and managers can help create agility in an organization
Make recommendations for what leaders and managers could do to create an agile organization.
Graded artifact TWO: An agile organization refers to an organization which has the ability to quickly adapt to market emerging market changes. Such organization normally is made up of a very dense network comprising of empowered teams which are working under very high alignment standards, expertise and transparency as well as collaboration (Brosseau et al., 2019). Such organization must adhere to a stable ecosystem of operation. Common traits to be found in an agile environment include but not limited to self-organization members, cross functional team, collective ownership theme and excellent decisiveness amongst members of the organization. Collaboration and effective communication are other serious issues which are well brought out in agile organizations.
There are three major ways through which leaders or managers can establish an agile environment within an organization. The first one is through identification of key results through actively communicating them in all the levels of an organization. Secondly is through aligning all the teams making up an organization to working to its goals and lastly, implementing all the processes while checking whether they have been actualized or not (Brosseau et al., 2019). Through the following three ways, it is evident that agility in an organization will have been upheld.
The following are the recommendations through which leaders and managers can come up with an agile environment. The first one is establishing a continuous improvement mind. In order to have an agile environment one, must have the habit of regularly visiting the processes of an organization so as to check where improvements ought to be done. The second recommendation is fostering a shared leadership. In this case, the leaders should always focus on managing the work rather than managing the people (Brosseau et al., 2019). This, if well executed turns out essential in creating an agile environment within an organization. The last recommendation is ensuring that every duty that has been executed is based on the customers wellbeing and not the organization.
Brosseau, D., Ebrahim, S., Handscomb, C., & Thaker, S. (2019). The journey to an agile organization. McKinsey & Company, May, 10.
Feedback for graded artifact two:
overall, you did well with the Week 4 Discussion 2. However, your post was submitted late and you did not respond to any peer posts this week. Continue to make sure you are working on the development of your peer responses to include research and citations to support your writing. Also, see how you can engage within the discussions throughout the week as possible. Organizations are in dire need of managers who can manage agility and provide direction through difficult times. Keep up the hard work with the discussions. Continue to see how you can develop your knowledge of the topics through active discussion. There have been many great ideas shared this week and I am sure more to come with future posts.
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