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Week 1;View the Social Media Revolutionvideo. We have all watched organizations around us change in response to technology, legislation, consumer demand, and other factors. Provide an example of an organization that has changed for the better and how this transition benefited its customers, employees, and investors. Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss how and why these changes have occurred, with at least two of your peers.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length;Implementing Organizational Change;Select one of the following approaches to understanding or implementing organizational change. Summarize this approach and provide an example of how this information could be useful to an organization. Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.;Dunphy and Stace?s Four Levels of Change;Balogun and Hailey?s Change Model;Proactive vs. Reactive Changes;Strategic Change versus Tactical Change;Tichy?s 3 Types of Change;Open-systems Framework;Balanced Scorecard;The Stakeholder Approach;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.;Week 2;View the Seth Godin video about innovation,Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread.Think of an innovative company and explain how its ability to adapt has enabled the organization to remain competitive in its industry. Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss with at least two of your peers how these changes impacted employees or other organizational stakeholders.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.;Change Models;Select and compare two of the following change models: environment-industry-organization contingency, organizational life-cycle, action research model, eight-step approach, appreciative inquiry. Identify the pros and cons of the two models you selected. Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates? posts by Day 7.;Week 3;Tools of Organizational Change;Select one of the following tools: the nine steps in Ackerman and Anderson?s roadmap for change, Cummings and Worley?s five dimensions of leading and managing change, or the three components of organizational change. Explain how a leader could use this tool in guiding an organizational change. Review several of your peers? posts. Respond to two peers who did not choose the same tool as you. Discuss the similarities and differences between the tools.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. R;Changes at the Top;Using at least one resource from the Ashford University Library, or a reputable online source, explain what impact you think the loss of Steve Jobs has, and will have, on Apple's primary stakeholder groups: customers, employees, and investors. In what ways do you think Tim Cook?s leadership might change Apple? Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.;Week 4;Personal Experiences;View the videoYou Can Be Good at Change. Think of an organizational change that you experienced. Describe how you were impacted by the change. What could the leadership have done to make the transition more successful? Cite one or more change models to support your assertion. Review several of your peers? posts. Compare your experiences with at least two peers and identify lessons you can apply to future organizational changes.;Click here for theYou Can Be Good at ChangeTranscript;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates? posts by Day 7.;Failures of Change;Organizational change is not always successful. Identify factors that can cause change initiatives to fail and the five pillars that can cause them to succeed. Highlight an organization that failed to adapt and evaluate which of these factors and pillars were demonstrated by this organization. Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.;Week 5 discussion;View the Malcolm Gladwell video,Malcolm Gladwell on Innovation, about today?s customers desiring partnerships. How does employee empowerment aid in building partnerships between companies and their customers? Provide an example from your experience as an employee or customer. Construct your answer from the theories you?ve learned. Review several of your peers? posts. Compare your experiences with at least two peers and identify lessons you can apply in your future work.;Click here for theMalcolm Gladwell on Innovationtranscript;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.;Organizational Learning;Evaluate the importance of organizational learning. Provide examples of how learning and change can impact one another. Review several of your peers? posts. Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers. Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.;Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.

 

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