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Learning Activity #1
Using chapter 14, sections 14.2 & 14.3, as the basis of your response, give us a brief plan to manage a major change within an organization that you are familiar with. Start with an introductory paragraph telling us the situation. The bulk of your response should be an explanation of your overall plan in which you give sufficient description of the organization for our understanding.
Learning Activity #2
Fig. 15.12 of chapter 15 (from week 6) gives us the six steps to changing internal culture. How do these align with the methods to manage change in chapter 14 (e.g. Kotter’s and Lewin’s models)? Propose to us a plan to change internal culture that will fit within the overall change management plan you suggested in LA1.
For both of our LA’s this week you might find helpful:
• Geert Hofstede’s renowned typology on national cultural values http://geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html This site also provides a country-comparison page to compare other cultures against our US culture.
• Beyond Intractability’s extensive article database on cross-cultural communications and behaviors. Cross-cultural communications http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/cross-cultural-communication and Communication Tools for Understanding Cultural Differences http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/communication-tools
Use our text and at least two other weekly content materials to explain or defend your points. Your initial response should be at least 300 words in length to earn any points. Cite all reference sources using APA format. Use in-text parenthetical citations, for example (Organizational Behavior, 2014, ch. #, p. #), within your response content, and full citations referenced at end (see Content/Using APA).
Learning Activity #1
Using chapter 14, sections 14.2 & 14.3, as the basis of your response, give us a brief plan to manage a major change within an organization that you are familiar with. Start with an introductory paragraph telling us the situation.