In a three- to four- page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), refle

In a three- to four- page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), reflect on an important professional change that you have experienced. Compare your change story to one of the stories from the beginning of Chapter 1 of the text. Answer the following questions and support your thoughts with at least two scholarly sources. 

In your paper you must:
 
• Describe your change story and the one selected from Chapter 1 of the text. 
• Discuss the common issues and lessons present in both stories. 
• Identify and discuss the embedded lesson found in the four change stories of Chapter 1. 
• Describe how you might use the lessons as a solutions template during future change strategies. Your paper should include in-text citations and references for at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the course text, and it should be formatted according to APA style  

Chapter 1 of the text presented three stories of recent changes. The first concerns the turnaround of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The second concerns the new organizational model introduced at Sears Holdings in an attempt to restore falling sales and profits. The third concerns innovative efforts to restore falling sales and a fading brand at J. C. Penney, a retailer. 

Forbes School of Business Faculty  

References:  

Leeman, T. (2002) Project management: Managing the chaos of change. Journal of Business Strategy, 23(5), 11-15. doi: 10.1108/eb040268  

Palmer, I., Dunford, R., & Akin, G. (2009) Managing organizational change: A multiple perspectives approach (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. 

Required Resources  

Text 

Palmer, I., Dunford, R., & Buchanan, D. (2017). Managing organizational change: A multiple perspectives approach (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com 

Recommended Resources 

Article 

Kotter, J. P. (2012, November). Accelerate! (cover story). Harvard Business Review, 90(11), 43-58. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database 

Multimedia 

INTELECOM. (Producer) (n.d.). Shifting gears: Managing organizational change (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net:80/playClipDirect.aspx?id=4870EEC7664070BBC7A04533604A03CF38. This video provides a detailed look at change and change stories

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