Stakeholder analysis for a current or proposed change initiative in your organization

Stakeholder analysis for a current or proposed change initiative in your organization

 

Stakeholder Analysis

For this discussion, use the two frameworks presented in this unit’s studies and construct a stakeholder analysis for a current or proposed change initiative in your organization. Be sure to include the key components of the stakeholder analysis and name the various types of resistance you anticipate encountering. Then, discuss how using such a process can benefit the leading of change within the political frame of the organization.

Part 2

 

Force Field Analysis

Using the change initiative you discussed in the previous discussion, Stakeholder Analysis, or a similar change initiative, complete the force field analysis template in the Resources to include driving forces as well as restraining and resisting forces. Respond to the following:

  • How can you disrupt the equilibrium to facilitate movement from the current to desired state?
  • What are the benefits or drawbacks you see in using such a process?

Provide two examples of actions management can take that will result in poor performance from their team

Provide two examples of actions management can take that will result in poor performance from their team

Provide two examples of actions management can take that will result in poor performance from their team.  Which of the historical breakthroughs in management theory may address the problems you’ve described?

What do you anticipate will be the next ‘big thing’ in management theory?  What needs or new developments in business do you propose will lead to the ‘big thing’ you’ve described?

What actions and responsibilities does the human resources department have to contribute to the organization’s performance management efforts?

You’ve learned about incentive programs and the balanced scorecard.  How might you tie incentive programs to the balanced scorecard to enhance organizational performance?

If you were in charge of the accounting department in your organization what actions would you take to ensure the accounting function was used appropriately to maximize their contributions to the organizational performance management effort? 500 words each question

Imagine your manager is giving you some quick feedback on a current project.

Jack Welch states: “The best performance reviews are frequent, simple, and actionable.” One tool he created for giving feedback on performance is the 3 by 3 card, as shown here.

Imagine your manager is giving you some quick feedback on a current project. Fill out the 3 by 3 card that he or she might give to you, with three things that are going well and three areas for improvement. Post your 3 by 3 card as an image or simply by posting the two lists in the forum.

Post your initial response by Wednesday, midnight of your timezone, and reply with ideas of actions they can take to positively impact their performance to at least 2 of your classmates’ initial posts by Sunday, midnight of your timezone.​

1 response

RE: Week 5 DiscussionCOLLAPSE

Performance Management

3 by 3 Card

What’s Going Well

Areas of Improvement

There is open and clear communication

Resources are not sufficient

Cooperative relationships

Diversity is not valued

Goals are clearly defined

Conflicts are not well-managed

Based on the 3 by 3 card for conducting performance review as put forth by Jack Welch, three areas are going well, and three need improvement. There is open and clear communication. Open communication involves listening and giving constructive feedback (Thaning, 2020). There is a cooperative relationship in the project. Project team members are aware of the importance of working together by sharing knowledge, skills, and expertise. A sense of belonging is created, as members are relaxed, comfortable, and focused on the goals. The goals of the project are clearly defined (Thaning, 2020). Everyone in the team is aware of his or her purpose and the overall mission of the project.

The resources available for the project are insufficient. As a result of this, it can be difficult to determine when the project will be completed on time (Haberfellner et al., 2019). All the necessary resources required at every stage of the project should be provided on time. Diversity is not valued. It is about valuing all the team members’ contributionsto a project (Haberfellner et al., 2019). The majority of the team members in the project are men. Apart from this, the project’s top leadership does not consider some employees’ creativity and ideas. Conflicts are not well-managed. While conflicts might be beneficial in some cases, they can hinder a project (Haberfellner et al., 2019). Conflicts can hinder the decision-making process of team leaders of a project.

Haberfellner R., de Weck O., Fricke E., Vössner S. (2019). Characteristics of successful project

management. In Systems engineering. Birkhäuser, Cham

Thaning, J. (2020). Top 10 key attributes of a successful project. Deltek. Retrieved from

http://www.projectdirect.se/dokument/Top10-Key-lyckat_projekt.pdf

2nd response

RE: Week 5 DiscussionCOLLAPSE

Hello Professor and Classmates,

Imagine your manager is giving you some quick feedback on a current project. Fill out the 3 by 3 card that he or she might give to you, with three things that are going well and three areas for improvement. Post your 3 by 3 card as an image or simply by posting the two lists in the forum. 

At my job I have been put in charge of documenting the reconciliation process in our office. I have a team that I work with to help me break down the steps and put it in a reader friendly document. I believe it is going very well. I am nervous to have to be a lead in the team. If my manager was to do a card on me, I believe it would look like this:

3 What’s going well:

  1. Helping others to move the project along. I am great at encouraging others and giving them training to get to the next level of the project. Jack Welch says a team lead should be always looking for their subordinates to train to be better but, they choose to be at that particular company (1).
  2. Great at communicating to the others in the group of what is needed to get to the end goal. Communication is one of the most significant way of building all aspects of the team, including trust (2).
  3. Finding new ways to present materials. I have always had a thing about making sure whatever I do and have to present it sticks to whom ever is reading or listening to it. The wow factor is what grabs your audience attention and keeps it. I believe if you are able to do that in every project meeting, it makes people more interested in working with you (3).

3 Areas for improvement:

  1. Celebrating the small wins. I have read that Jack Welch says you should always celebrate the little wins as much as the big wins (1). I always feel that work needs to be done and if you celebrate then you will start slacking off. I need to work on this.
  2. Communicating to upper management what is needed and the progress going on. I am great with working with the team but, horrible with reporting out the status of a current project I am working on. I feel like if you are completing a project and you report out that it is not complete then, it is a bad thing. So, I do have a fear of reporting out.
  3. Telling people when their idea is bad for the project and the goal. I have added things in the project because I did not want to say no.

Tiara Collins

  1. Jack Welch. (2005). Winning.
  2. http://www.officecurry.com/role-of-effective-communication-in-team-building/#:~:text=Effective%20communication%20plays%20an%20important,team%20members%20complete%20their%20tasks.
  3. http://www.infinitebusinesssolutions.com/2014/07/six-tips-to-add-the-wow-factor-to-your-presentations/

classical cultures of Eurasia created separate identities but each of these cultures also contained important elements that other peoples adopted.

  Essay Question: The great classical cultures of Eurasia created separate identities but each of these cultures also contained important elements that other peoples adopted. In the classical and post-classical periods (600 BCE to 1450 CE), the peoples and cultures of this vast area had consistent and enduring interactions. What were three main causes or sources of this new integration of Eurasia? What were three important consequences or effects? What made these causes or sources and consequences or effects so important?

Book source URL for the essay below and please you can only use this information for reference. No other outside source is accepted. Chapters 3 and 4 cover information over Eurasia.

https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781538105597/pageid/125

Please note: when you discuss the important consequences or effects of developments you identify or what we can learn from parallel worlds, do not extend your discussion beyond the year 1450. For instance do not discuss their significance for life today. The shape of the current world is beyond the scope of this class. The Final Exam in HIS 233 tests your mastery of course content and this course ends around the year 1450, so your discussion of important consequences or “take-aways” needs to end around that year as well. The nearly 570 years since 1450 (which is the time period covered by HIS 234) have had more impact on the nature of the modern world in any case.

 

Your exam should be no less than 5 double-spaced typed pages in 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins on all sides. It can be longer, however, Title, Bibliography, and Works Cited pages are not part of the required page count.

The formatting of the essay and all citations need to follow Chicago Manual of Style format. Chicago is the citation and bibliographic style used by historians. Click on the website links below for Chicago-style guides and examples of humanities and author-date citation styles. You may use either humanities or author-date citation styles but use only one of these styles in your work. The author-date citation style is very close to MLA and APA styles.

Cultural and Diversity Components

Cultural and Diversity Components

In this assignment, you will investigate and present a mix of cultural and diversity considerations for the human services organization or system you have identified for the course project. The paper must be 2–3 pages long and supported with at least three scholarly references.

Assignment Instructions

In this paper, address the following:

  • Analyze the cultural competencies required of the human services professionals in your identified human services organization or system, for effective intervention and collaboration with partners. Cultural competencies refer to skills and knowledge about cultural factors when working with clients from different social backgrounds.
    • Provide information and an analysis on the cultural factors that are unique to your clients that are benefiting from the organizational work or system.
  • Elaborate on the cultural backgrounds of the stakeholders and potential partners in your selected community.
    • Discuss how understanding the cultural background of those with whom communication and collaboration partnership is planned or established will help avoid misunderstandings and cultural clashes.
  • Explain how the diversity of internal and external stakeholders and potential partners strengthens collaborative relationships to better service clients.
    • Based on the discussion of the cultural backgrounds of the stakeholders and potential partners, analyze how their diversity strengthens collaborative relationships.
  • Analyze the cultural and diversity variability that should be taken into consideration when solving organizational issues in a for-profit, nonprofit, or government setting.
    • Identify the cultural backgrounds of the staff within the organization, and examine the implications of these differences for the delivery of services and potential partnerships with other organizations.

Submission Requirements

  • Communication: Write in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of the human services profession. Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Headings, resources, and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Resources: Include at least 3 scholarly resources to support your findings.
  • Length of paper: 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

think in a sociological manner and learn to apply sociology and social problems theory to events in everyday life

Each weekly journal will be 1-2 pages and will include 2 sources in the media that relate to the reading that week. The purpose of this assignment, which will continue throughout the semester, is to encourage you to think in a sociological manner and learn to apply sociology and social problems theory to events in everyday life. You should learn to integrate the ideas we discuss in class and start to regard aspects of society critically. Each journal entry should be dated, typed, single-spaced and include citations.

For each journal entry you should include the following: Choose 1 or more concepts or themes from the chapters.

Define the concept or theme in your own words.

Locate 2 items in the media (e.g., news source, journal or magazine article, working paper, video, television show, or blog) that link to the concept/theme. Summarize the connection or the significance of each source to the concept/theme from the textbook.

Critical analysis (you may consider the following questions: how is the social problem is being framed [person vs. structure blame]; are there any solutions proposed and by whom; is there anything not considered in the source that should be; does the information in the source contradict the text; etc.).

Bibliographic information about the source (e.g., title, author, publication).Your entries should be critical and academically enlightening. They also should reflect a sociological perspective. You should provide evidence from the material you are analyzing to support your ideas and have some connection to the text.These journals are not formal essays, but they should still follow an organizational structure. Therefore, they should contain an introductory paragraph, a body consisting of two to three paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.  Since you will be using course content and outside sources, you will need to cite the source of your information.  Please use the American Psychological Association (APA) formatting.

Considering that average middle class families have been losing their homes due to foreclosures

Considering that average middle class families have been losing their homes due to foreclosures

Considering that average middle class families have been losing their homes due to foreclosures, a consequence of loss of employment and the crash of the housing market, how do you address the following concerns and questions brought forth by the Wright family at a town hall meeting.

  1. John Wright: “Up until 6 months ago, I was employed, and thus able to pay my mortgage and property taxes. I was let go and the town has placed a lien on my home. I do not want my family to become a statistic. How can you turn us out to the streets?”
  2. Cathy Wright: “What programs are available to assist families like us who want employment and want to pay our mortgage?”
  3. John Wright: “Where can I find an advocate who will speak for families?”

Research programs in your own community that might help the Wright family, discussing at least two programs that would help the family.  Also, in your initial response please be sure to include the actions (two at minimum) you would take as the town manager who heard from the Mr. and Mrs. Wright at this meeting.

What role does population growth play in food security?

Instructions

The U.N. has given you the following guidelines:

Content

The U.N. has asked that your paper contain three sections. Each section should be one page (or approximately 300 words) in length and answer specific questions, identified in the outline below. It also asks that you use examples from your developing country when answering the questions.

Introduction

Provide an introduction of half a page minimum that addresses points 1–5 below:

Explain the problem the U.N. has asked you to address in your own words.

Identify the three sections your paper will cover.

Identify the developing country you will consider.

Tell the U.N. the causes of food insecurity.

Provide a one-sentence statement of your solutions at the end of your introduction paragraph.

Section I. Background

What is food insecurity?

What role does population growth play in food security?

Section II. Technologies That Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security

What forms of technology can be used to reduce hunger and improve food security?

How would these technological solutions work?

What causes of food insecurity do these technologies address?

Section III. Specific Factors in Chosen Developing Country

Considering the causes of food insecurity, what factors interrupt the flow of food from the source to the people in the developing country you selected?

Conclusion

Provide a conclusion of half a page minimum that includes a summary of your findings that the United Nations can use to inform future policy decisions.

Success Tips

In answering each question, use examples from your developing country to illustrate your points.

The U.N. needs facts and objective analysis on which to base future policy decisions. Avoid personal opinion and make sure your answers are based on information you find through research.

Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations.

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 7, 8

· Minimum of 1 outside scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

Initial Post Instructions
Think of a person you know (either yourself, someone you know, or even a famous person with, perhaps a “rags to riches” story) who has experienced significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations.

For the initial post, respond to one of the following options, and label the beginning of your post indicating either Option 1 or Option 2:

· Option 1: Briefly describe the person (and be sure to respect confidentiality of others and, as always, remember to be respectful of potentially sensitive information, and remember there is no guarantee of privacy). Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations. How do you think the person’s values and behavior might differ had the person experienced the opposite pattern of mobility?

· Option 2: Briefly describe the person (and be sure to respect confidentiality of others and, as always, remember to be respectful of potentially sensitive information, and remember there is no guarantee of privacy). Describe the person’s significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations. How might experiences have been different had the person’s family been of a different ethnic or racial origin?

Writing Requirements

· Length: 1 Full Page

· APA format for in-text citations and list of references

· Include citations from at least the assigned textbook/lesson reading and one additional outside scholarly source to support your response.

Baroque Solo Concerto Vivaldi “Spring”

Baroque Solo Concerto, Vivaldi “Spring”

Listen to all three movements of the Vivaldi “Spring” Violin Concerto and pay particular attention to the programmatic elements of each line of the sonnet. (The poems can be found here http://www.baroquemusic.org/vivaldiseasons.html)

Question 1: In your listening response, pick at least one of the movements, and at least three lines of text, and describe in your own words how Vivaldi creates the images through his music. Be as specific as you can with instrumentation.

Baroque Instrumental  Suite

Watch the following video performance of the Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 (movements I-V).

Question 2: Do all of the same instruments play in each movement, or do some movements use the “Basic Baroque orchestra of strings and harpsichord, and others use “Festive Baroque orchestra” of strings, winds, timpani? How do the different tempos and character of each movement work to keep your interest throughout this multi-movement piece?

Baroque Oratorio

The Baroque oratorio was usually based upon a religious subject, but, in contrast to the cantata, was not intended to be performed liturgically (as part of a church service). It was performed on stage, but not like an opera (with acting, costumes, scenery, etc.). The most famous Baroque oratorio is Handel’s Messiah. Please watch and respond to the following prompt.

Question 3: Take a word or passage from one of the videos below and discuss how Handel “paints” the text.  Specifically describe what he does musically to achieve the “affect” of the words.