Discuss Change Management and Development Plan

Change Management and Development Plan

Overview

Using a self-assessment that reflects your proficiency on leadership competencies related to change, you will develop a specific actionable development plan to increase your personal effectiveness.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

  • Assess the personal competencies that enable leaders to become more effective change leaders.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional manner.

Assignment Requirements

Using the Agile Leader Self-Assessment, create a development plan which includes the following:

  • Identify personal change-related leadership competencies targeted for development. Consider one or two competencies to focus on for this assignment.
  • Support with a rationale the importance of each identified change-related leadership competency.
  • Develop an action plan for each change-related leadership competency. Include at least four actionable steps for each identified competency.
  • Explain action steps for improving each change-related leadership competency. Be as specific as you can in explaining your deliberate experimentation of increasing your effectiveness.
  • Develop a timeline for each action step, including a target date for assessing progress. Use the next six-month period for your timeline.

Your development plan should be written coherently to support a central idea. Use appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a business professional.

Submission Requirements

  • Length: 4 to 6 pages.
  • Written communication: Demonstrate graduate-level writing skills through accurate communication of thoughts that convey the overall goals of the analysis and do not detract from the message.
  • Formatting: Use APA formatting, including correct in-text citations, proper punctuation, double-spacing throughout, proper headings and subheadings, no extra line spaces before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indentation, no bolding, one-inch margins all around, and no bullets.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Refer to the assignment scoring guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assignment before submission.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

Resources

Identify personal change-related leadership competencies targeted for development. Consider one or two competencies to focus on for this assignment.

Change Management and Development Plan

Overview

Using a self-assessment that reflects your proficiency on leadership competencies related to change, you will develop a specific actionable development plan to increase your personal effectiveness.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

  • Assess the personal competencies that enable leaders to become more effective change leaders.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional manner.

Assignment Requirements

Using the Agile Leader Self-Assessment, create a development plan which includes the following:

  • Identify personal change-related leadership competencies targeted for development. Consider one or two competencies to focus on for this assignment.
  • Support with a rationale the importance of each identified change-related leadership competency.
  • Develop an action plan for each change-related leadership competency. Include at least four actionable steps for each identified competency.
  • Explain action steps for improving each change-related leadership competency. Be as specific as you can in explaining your deliberate experimentation of increasing your effectiveness.
  • Develop a timeline for each action step, including a target date for assessing progress. Use the next six-month period for your timeline.

Your development plan should be written coherently to support a central idea. Use appropriate APA format, with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a business professional.

Submission Requirements

  • Length: 4 to 6 pages.
  • Written communication: Demonstrate graduate-level writing skills through accurate communication of thoughts that convey the overall goals of the analysis and do not detract from the message.
  • Formatting: Use APA formatting, including correct in-text citations, proper punctuation, double-spacing throughout, proper headings and subheadings, no extra line spaces before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indentation, no bolding, one-inch margins all around, and no bullets.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Refer to the assignment scoring guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assignment before submission.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

Resources

Explain why you think these challenges are critical and how they will impact HR

Explain why you think these challenges are critical and how they will impact HR

Current Workplace Challenges

There are many changes and challenges facing today’s organizations and employees. There are organizations that are moving off-shore and in some cases outsourcing work to other organizations. There is a new generation of employees who will be joining the work world and the dynamics of the workers are changing. In this discussion, you will reflect on what you understand about the economy, workforce (those entering and those exiting), and the dynamics of diversity that may impact organizations.

For your initial post, address the following:

  • Identify what you think are the top three challenges facing companies that may impact the work that human resources (HR) does in an organization (speculate what you think the near future may hold for HR)
  • Explain why you think these challenges are critical and how they will impact HR
  • Describe what you think HR’s role should be (if any) in working with these challenges

Describe what you think HR’s role should be (if any) in working with these challenges 

Describe what you think HR’s role should be (if any) in working with these challenges

Current Workplace Challenges

There are many changes and challenges facing today’s organizations and employees. There are organizations that are moving off-shore and in some cases outsourcing work to other organizations. There is a new generation of employees who will be joining the work world and the dynamics of the workers are changing. In this discussion, you will reflect on what you understand about the economy, workforce (those entering and those exiting), and the dynamics of diversity that may impact organizations.

For your initial post, address the following:

  • Identify what you think are the top three challenges facing companies that may impact the work that human resources (HR) does in an organization (speculate what you think the near future may hold for HR)
  • Explain why you think these challenges are critical and how they will impact HR
  • Describe what you think HR’s role should be (if any) in working with these challenges

Describe Employee Development Discussion

The 2 two main types of training used in my organization are instructor led and distant learning, also called e learning. Instructor-led training is the traditional type that normally occurs in a classroom environment with a trainer presenting the material to a group of people. E-learning uses online coursework and materials to deliver the training. Most can do their training at any time, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Instructor led training can be very effective because Instructors can answer specific questions from employees. Skilled instructors can also match the training level of the employees. Harder more complex topics can be explained in multiple ways until the employees understand. Some disadvantages of instructor-led training include cost, time away from the office and time to implement. Classroom training is also hard to scale to hundreds of employees, all of whom need to find time in their schedule to attend the training session. Although E learning is widely adopted by modern employers it still has a low retention rate. Many companies are choosing E learning courses because they easily scale. One person or 1000 people can take the same online course at one time, starting and stopping at their own pace. This helps empower a range of learners as people who want to take their time and dive deeper have the freedom to do so, while quick learners who are more easily bored can move through course rapidly. Online training is also very beneficial to remote workers, who may otherwise be overlooked for training opportunities.

Discuss The 2 two main types of training used in my organization are instructor led and distant learning

The 2 two main types of training used in my organization are instructor led and distant learning, also called e learning. Instructor-led training is the traditional type that normally occurs in a classroom environment with a trainer presenting the material to a group of people. E-learning uses online coursework and materials to deliver the training. Most can do their training at any time, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Instructor led training can be very effective because Instructors can answer specific questions from employees. Skilled instructors can also match the training level of the employees. Harder more complex topics can be explained in multiple ways until the employees understand. Some disadvantages of instructor-led training include cost, time away from the office and time to implement. Classroom training is also hard to scale to hundreds of employees, all of whom need to find time in their schedule to attend the training session. Although E learning is widely adopted by modern employers it still has a low retention rate. Many companies are choosing E learning courses because they easily scale. One person or 1000 people can take the same online course at one time, starting and stopping at their own pace. This helps empower a range of learners as people who want to take their time and dive deeper have the freedom to do so, while quick learners who are more easily bored can move through course rapidly. Online training is also very beneficial to remote workers, who may otherwise be overlooked for training opportunities.

Discuss Critical Thinking Skills (15%)

Note: Submissions will not be accepted after grades for this assignment have been posted.  Alternate assignments are not available.

Content Requirements (85% of assignment value)

Look at the Conceptual Model of HR.  Choose one area you find interesting and conduct a literature review. See:

https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/literature-reviews/

https://writing.wisc.edu/handbook/assignments/reviewofliterature/

Requirements and Assessment

Content (70%)

The work is original. Remember that you may not submit work that was created for any other class, including a previous semester of HRMD 610. This was part of the Academic Integrity Pledge you signed at the beginning of the term. The professor reserves the right to submit student papers to determine the originality percentage at his or her discretion. A good rule of thumb is that no more than 20% of a paper should be from direct quotes.

The content is substantial and represents a significant literature review. In other words, the material extends substantially beyond the course readings. The issues discussed are key facets of the topic.

The references represent scholarly sources. Plan to use 8-12 sources for the paper. (Use UMGC’s library. The librarians are very helpful.)  All references are cited and all citations are referenced.

Sources published prior to 2010 should be avoided, except when some brief history of the topic is necessary.

Critical Thinking Skills (15%)

The introduction tells the reader the purpose and topic of the paper.

The information is synthesized and relates back to the purpose and topic of the paper.

Presentation (15%)

Special terms are defined.

Points are logically sequenced; the paper is well-organized.

The summary recaps the key points and provides closure to the discussion.

Technical aspects of writing (i.e., grammar, sentence structure, and spelling) are correct.

The body of the paper does not exceed 8 double-spaced pages. (The page limit asks you to think about what is most important and to communicate it concisely. This is a valuable business skill since managers often have time to read only the executive summaries or the first page of a resume! Note: This does not mean that substance should be sacrificed; it just means it should be presented concisely.)

Citations are given for non-original material, using APA format for the in-text citation as well as the reference list.

Analyze Team Motivation And Performance

Assignment Details

People are a team’s most valuable resource. A major role of a leader is to attract smart and talented people, as well as raise the intellectual level in the team.

For this assignment, think of an organization with which you are familiar, and do the following:

  • Discuss examples of leadership practices in the organization that support that humans are the most valuable resource
  • Discuss examples of leadership practices in the organization that suggest that humans are not the most valuable resource

To get you started, think about how this pertains to your work, sports, church, or school history. If none of these apply, think of how leadership works in your family structure. Take those examples of leadership practices that support that humans are the most valuable resource and those that suggest that humans are not the most valuable resource.

Deliverable Length: 300-words

Due date: Sunday

Discuss examples of leadership practices in the organization that suggest that humans are not the most valuable resource

Discuss examples of leadership practices in the organization that suggest that humans are not the most valuable resource

Assignment Details

People are a team’s most valuable resource. A major role of a leader is to attract smart and talented people, as well as raise the intellectual level in the team.

For this assignment, think of an organization with which you are familiar, and do the following:

  • Discuss examples of leadership practices in the organization that support that humans are the most valuable resource
  • Discuss examples of leadership practices in the organization that suggest that humans are not the most valuable resource

To get you started, think about how this pertains to your work, sports, church, or school history. If none of these apply, think of how leadership works in your family structure. Take those examples of leadership practices that support that humans are the most valuable resource and those that suggest that humans are not the most valuable resource.

Deliverable Length: 300-words

Due date: Sunday

Describe Ethics In Business

Task

· This is an individual task.

· Read the ethical dilemma here below.

Marcos is the marketing director at Happy Pictures. He has been in the company for 20 years. He started at the sales department making calls to prospective clients with a very low salary and worked his way up after the company paid his college degree in marketing. The director let him know, in a secret meeting on Friday after everybody left, that they had lost one of their main clients and, therefore, they would have to lay off one hundred workers. Marcos’s job was not included among the ones to be eliminated. A week went by and Marisa, his best friend from college, asked him while they were in the parking about a rumour that they were laying off workers. She wants to know because she is planning to have a baby and about to sign for a new house. What should Marcos say?

o Apply the ethical decision-making process to make a decision regarding that ethical dilemma. Explain every step.

o Explain your final decision based on one of the theoretical frameworks discussed in class.

o Make two recommendations for Happy Picture Inc to avoid situations like the one in the dilemma. Justify your recommendation based on the concepts discussed in class.

o If there are any facts that are uncertain or additional information you would need to know, please, state it.

· Contextual information:

o Make sure to make reference to concepts discussed in sessions 1, 3,4 and 5.

o As a reference, the ethical decision-making process is extensively discussed in the resources of session 3.

· Expected table of contents

o Steps applying the ethical decision-making process

o Decision

o Recommendations and justification

· Submit a document in pdf format.

Formalities:

· Wordcount: 1,250 words +/-10%

· Font: Arial 12,5 pts.

· Text alignment: Justified.

Submission:  SUNDAY 14th MARCH BEFORE 6pm, Central EU Time.

It assesses the following learning outcomes:

Outcome 2: specify the ethical and social consequences of an alternative and understand why ethics are an essential dimension of decision-making;

Outcome 3: learn how to make ethical judgments and integrate them in the decision-making process;

Outcome 4: understand commonly-occurring ethical issues and dilemmas in managing businesses;

Outcome 6: Determine how to improve the responsibility of business on respecting human rights and the natural environment, promoting human development and contributing to a better society;

Outcome 7: communicate in terms of responsibility and accountability.