Assignment 5: Change Management Plan
Due Week 10 and worth
In this assignment, you
will combine the previous four (4) assignments into a proposal that you could
present to the executive leadership and board members. You will argue the value
of the change management plan to the overall success of the organization. Add
to your previous submissions a plan for sustaining the change in the long run.
Write a six to ten
(6-10) page paper in which you:
Section I: Organization: Describe the organization and comment on the HR change that the
organization should make. Utilize effective diagnostic tools to assess the
organizations ability to change. Support assertions with theoretical evidence.
Describe the company in
terms of industry, size, number of employees, and history.
Analyze in detail the
current HR practice, policy, process, or procedure that you believe should be
Formulate three (3)
valid reasons for the proposed change based on current change management
Appraise the diagnostic
tools that you can use to determine an organization’s readiness for change.
Propose two (2) diagnostic tools which you can utilize to determine if the
organization is ready for change. Defend why you believe the diagnostic tools
selected are the best choice for diagnosing change in the organization.
Using one (1) of the
diagnostic tools you selected, assess the organization’s readiness for change.
Provide results of the
Explain the results
Interpret whether or not
the organization is ready for change. Substantiate your conclusion by
referencing current change management theories.
Section II: Kotter Change Plan: Utilizing the Kotter eight (8) step method of change, create a
solid change management plan for the HR initiative you identified as requiring
Ascertain how each of
the steps applies to your specific organization.
Develop a strategy that
illustrates how you would address each of the eight (8) stages of change:
Establishing a sense of
Developing vision and
Communicating the vision
Consolidating gains and
producing more change
Anchoring new approaches
into the culture
Section III: Resistance and Communication: Research methods of minimizing
resistance to change and create plan to address resistance within your change
Diagnose the reasons for
resistance to change.
Interpret the potential
causes of resistance in the organization. Identify and describe three (3)
potential causes of resistance to your change plan. Identify and describe three
(3) potential sources of resistance to your change plan.
Create a plan for
minimizing possible resistance to your change management plan.
Elaborate on the
relationship between resistance to change and communication.
Evaluate three (3)
Recommend one (1)
communication strategy that would be applicable to your organization. Diagnose
why this communication strategy is best for your organization.
Create a solid
communication plan for your change initiative.
Section IV: Sustaining Change: Research methods of sustaining change in organizations and create
a plan for sustaining proposed change.
Recommend two (2)
strategies for sustaining change:
Diagnose the two (2)
theories from a scholarly perspective
b. Evaluate why the strategies selected are viable for the organization