The board at AGC needs a status update on your change management project. Shawn wants to bring you in to consult about how this should be handled and what challenges may be in store for him during this feedback process. Shawn asks you to write an executive report for John and the board of directors regarding the change management process and all progress made in resolving the global human capital management problems associated with AGC. Shawn meets you for lunch to discuss what he needs.
"It's good to see you," he says.
"Thanks for calling," you say. "I have enjoyed working with you on this project."
"I'll get right to the point," he says. "We need you to develop an executive report of the overall plan and all activities completed to date. This report should include an overview regarding the value of human capital management, various human capital management problems, leadership styles and their impact on organizational cultures, the steps in your change management plan, diagnostics, data analysis, root cause analysis, and interventions implemented. This list is not all-inclusive."
"Okay," you say. "Is there anything else that needs to be included in the report?"
"Glad you ask," he says. "You need to provide responses to some questions, as well. I'll send a contract that spells everything out."
"Very good," you say.
The next day, Shawn's contract arrives, and it itemizes all of the requirements for the report that he talked about at lunch.
The executive report should be 1,500–2,000 words and should include the following:
- An overview regarding the value of human capital management
- Various human capital management problems
- Leadership styles and their impact on organizational cultures
- The steps in your change management plan
- Data analysis
- Root cause analysis
- Interventions implemented
- Scholarly references
Note: This list is not all-inclusive.
In addition, the following questions are added at the bottom:
- Has your plan been effective, and how has this been measured?
- Should there be adjustments?
- Are there additional recommendations for improvements?
- What are the next steps?