Different Structures and Cultures
Issue: Organizations have distinct structures and cultures that influence their direction and reactions to change. My director is thinking about proposing a new process for sales that represents a fairly large shift in the way things are currently done. The director would like to meet with you to discuss any possible resistance to the change that may originate from your organization’s culture and structure.
Instructions: For your current organization or one with which you are familiar identify the change initiative that you will use for your Week 8 Change Management Application paper in which you diagnosis the need for change, and create a proposed action plan based on either Kotter’ 8 Step Process or The Change Path Model; possible examples include a change in a policy, process, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations. In responding to this discussion thread, describe change initiative identifying what type of change is required: tuning, adapting, redirecting or recreating. In addition to your week 8 paper, you will use this change initiative to respond to discussion questions in weeks 4, 5 and 7. Note: This discussion question does not require any scholarly sources, and you do not have to post replies to your colleagues. The instructor however will provide you with feedback to ensure your change initiative is aligned with future assignments.