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University of Phoenix Planning for Change in Organization Report

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Question Description

Purpose of Assignment

Students begin to strategize on how a change initiative is planned and the potential obstacles to the change's success. They will also begin to address the organizational resistance by determining a potential solution.

Assignment Steps

Consider an existing organization you are familiar with, such as an employer, or a company for which you would like to work that operates under a traditional management model. The company's new CEO is looking to grow the company into a sustainable organization. In her initial evaluation, the CEO realizes that the traditional management approach is not compatible with being sustainable and wants to explore integrating a Corporate Social Responsibility program as an initial step to becoming a sustainable organization.

Create a 1,400-word change management brief or report.

Explain how change management, in the context of Lewin's or Kotter's model (select only one), can help the organization become a socially-responsible organization.

Apply Lewin's or Kotter's model and outline the following:

  • Define the project goals in the context of change management.
  • Propose an action plan for creating change.
  • Establish how progress will be measured.
  • Determine how performance will be validated.

Include at least four peer reviewed references.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

DOES NOT NEED TO BE EXACTLY 1,400 WORDS. Just as long as it has the meat a patatoes and gets to the point.

Final Answer


Running head: CHANGE


Institutional Affiliation:



Change is a critical aspect of any organization that employs the old fashion forms of
management. Its effect on the organization is experienced in most cases by the employees.
Change helps in devising new organizational strategies that can bring a lot of economic
advantage to the firm. To establish change the management or the leader involved have to
consider various factors such as the current working behavior, instinctive opposition from
employees regarding change and lastly whether the change is needed to be long term or short
term. In such a case the management is faced by a significant role of using the best management
models in tackling the change problem. Among the most used models include Lewin's ,
McKinsey 7-S, and Kotter's models. These models help in the introduction of a change in an
organization, dealing with the accompanying difficulties and ensuring the change is incorporated
in the organization for a short term use or long term use.
Application of Lewin's change management model in the CEOS organization
According to Lewin's change model change undergoes through three major steps that are
unfreezing, changing and freezing. The three steps are used to det...

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