1. 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.http://www.ted.com/talks/seth_godin_on_sliced_bread
2. Read the article, “Are You Managing Change Or Leading It?” Based on the information in the article, the author explains that change is inevitable. Which of the four things suggested to create a culture that is compatible with change do you believe is the most important and why? The author explained the importance of having a vision. How have your past leaders shared their vision for change with you? What could they have done differently to be more proactive to change?http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimblasingame/2013/06/05/are-you-managing-change-or-leading-it/
3.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.
4.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.
5.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.
6.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.
7.View the Malcolm Gladwell video, Malcolm Gladwell on Innovation, about today’s customers desiring partnerships. How does employee empowerment aid in uilding 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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg0Zg8-2_Jo
8.Evaluate the importance of organizational learning. Provide examples of how learning and change can impact one another.
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